1. Indoor Putting Practice
You can really improve your putting stroke over the winter months. If you have at least 6 to 8 feet of tight knit carpet, like a hallway runner, you can putt from one end to nearly the other.
Putting by itself, however, is not enough to gain improvement.
You need to assure your set up is correct for each putt, assure that you are making a good stroke, and assure that your follow through is directly toward your target line.
Use a coaster, (or if you really want a challenge, use a quarter or a nickel), as your target cup.
Start with 3-ft putts and be sure to (1) take the club straight back or slightly to the inside (not to the outside of the target line), (2) maintain a smooth forward stroke that is about the same length past the ball as your back stroke away from the ball, and (3) follow through straight toward the center of your target / cup.
After you make at least 10 to 12 of these, move back to the 5 to 7 ft range.
Now the key to these mid-length putts is to maintain the same stroke mechanics as you did for the 3-ft putts, AND pick a small spot or mark or color point on the carpet that is about 15 to 18 inches away from the ball and in direct line with the center of the target.
You want to follow through towards, and roll your ball directly over, that dot or spot.
If you miss that spot you will likely miss your target. By doing this, you have changed that longer putt into an 18-inch putt.
After you become accustomed to consistently rolling the ball over the spot, then all you need to do is adjust the length of your stroke for the distance of the putt.
By next season you will be putting great and seldom miss those short and mid-range putts.
2. Golf Show Specials
Many golf shows are taking place over the next two months. These golf shows are often the best place to make excellent value purchases on golf equipment and training aids. Often the best prices of the year can be found at golf shows.
Beginning today, and ending on March 31, 2012, we are offering a golf show discount on four of our most popular golf products.
1. The Golf Buddy™ World Platinum GPS (if you want a golf GPS, this is the one to buy)
2. The SwingSpeed Radar™ with Tempo Timer (One of the highest rated golf training aids - measure and improve your rhythm, swing speed, and swing consistency)
3. The SwingRite Golf Swing Training Aid (For over 40 years this training aid has helped golfers improve their swing, timing, and distance)
Use the Discount Code FM201331 during the checkout process to receive your discount. We also provide FREE SHIPPING to the continental US.
4. The 315 page e-book book, "Playing Golf Instruction Manual" (from the basic setup and pre-shot routine, to maximizing your distance, this very graphic online training manual provides a step-by-step process for improving your golfing skills)
Keep practicing this winter. Attend a golf show near you. Contact me if you have any questions.
Hit 'em straight,