Stroke Tips For Better Putting

By John Wagner

There is not just one way to putt in golf. There are many different strokes that produce good results. Even though many strokes are different, there a few common fundamentals they share. It is these fundamentals that allow players with different strokes to all roll the ball well.

Head Down

When putting, keep your head down until you have completed the stroke. Make your backswing and follow through before looking up. Once you have completed your follow through, it's perfectly fine to watch the ball.

Hit Up On Putts

Many amateur golfers hit down on their putts, causing the ball to skip. Hitting up on your putts allows the ball to roll end over end. Put the ball forward in your stance to make it easy to hit up on your putts.


Watch a professional putt, and you will notice he takes the putter back slow and accelerates through the putt. Many amateurs miss short putts because they decelerate into impact. Accelerate through your putts and you will become more consistent.

About The Author

John Wagner is a certified golf instructor and professional golfer with over eight years of experience. As a certified GolfTEC and Chuck Cook golf instructor, he has given over 3,000 golf lessons. John writes for and has over 40 articles published.


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