Golf Tips - Putting Under Pressure

By Bob Wyatt

By now, I'm sure you understand the importance of good putting, if lowering your score is your goal.

Under pressure, even otherwise good putters sometimes run into trouble, especially when faced with the dreaded 3 to 4 footer. The reason for trouble typically comes as a result of unnecessary body movement during the course of the putting stroke.

With this in mind, practice this length putt with emphasis placed on keeping the entire body perfectly still except for the hands, arms, and shoulders. This sounds easy, but if you are guilty of the above 'unnecessary body movement', you'll be surprised at how much concentration is needed at first to keep the body still during a purely hand, arms and shoulder putting stroke.

Work with it for a while - I promise you positive results. *





ACTIVITY FEED

Linda C. joined GolfLink

Michael B.  Scored 84 at  Donalda Club Toronto, Ontario

Remy K. joined GolfLink

Roy A.  Scored 89 at  Jimmy Clay & Roy Kizer Golf Courses Austin, Texas

Stefano C.  Scored 99 at  William Sahm Castleton, Indiana

View Activity Feed

How to Hit High and Soft Bunker Shots Like a Pro Stand slightly farther from the ball, widen your base, lower your hands and use a lob wedge or opened face sand wedge
The Right Swing Sequence to Get Out of a Bunker Bunkers are easy shots you just need to compensate for the fact that you are hitting sand not grass, plus John shows you how to eliminate the dreaded bunker skull shot
How to Set Up for a Golf Bunker Shot Play your bunker shots with the same stance as your pitch shots; set up square to the target line and square the clubface to make this an easier shot