The most challenging part of playing golf is arguably putting. To sink an incredible putt, you need to pay attention to the combination of line, speed and a good stroke – it almost sounds like an art in itself. This is exactly why the percentage of successful putts is lower than you might imagine. Putting is an important and flattering skill to have, but the ability make the ball in the hole all comes down to controlling your speed. Below you will find golf tips for the perfect putt curated for golf enthusiasts by Handara Golf & Resort Bali.
1. Don’t make the hole smaller
Everywhere, golfers continue to look for tips. Unfortunately, many of them aren’t the facts. If there is one concept our professional golf instructors would love for golfers everywhere to learn, it is: Hitting putts harder does not help. In fact, it will only make it harder for you to pull off a successful putt because you will make the hole a lot smaller.
2. Three putting
The easiest thing to fix when improving your scoring is to eliminate the dreaded three putt. Three putting is at the top of the list of every golfer to break 100, 90, or even 80.
The most crucial part of this solution lies within your putting distance control. If you control your speed more efficiently and effectively, you will find your ball to be closer to the hole, which gives you the opportunity to make the second putt.
Putting is all about presence. When you get outside of 10 feet, your chances of making a putt dramatically falls. And this is why you should focus on your speed in order to leave an easily make-able second putt.
3. How to improve putting distance control
Improving your performance on the greens has to be earned. You can’t completely understand this skill from theory alone, so get out there on the practice green and make some mistakes!
This means spending more time than usual on practice greens to work on your speed and distance control. One example you can follow is to play games that challenge you to lag putts at specific distances surrounding the hole. Additionally, improving the quality of your putting stroke will help you greatly. There are two ways to approach this:
- Hitting more putts closer to the centre of the face
- Focus on the timing of your stroke
To improve your speed and distance control on the greens is a necessity if you’re looking to make more putts. The only way to do it is to practice it effectively. Handara Golf & Resort is Bali’s oldest golf resort and happens to feature some of the island’s toughest greens. Golf tips and pointers are never a bad idea to improve your game, but you can really make progress with a professional lesson. Book your tee time with our professional in-house golf instructors today!