Putting lightly

| Golf | 2 Comments

Putting the ball half-decently and avoiding three-putts is an art in itself, not easy and very frustrating.

Let's not try and complicate things too much and just focus on the three most important concepts for me in the coming days which are:

  • Grip the putter as lightly as possible without letting it drop
  • Let the putter swing back and forth like a pendulum
  • Have faith in gravity's pull and allow the head to strike the ball naturally

I'm very curious how these will improve my score or not, we'll see.


Great tips. I've not had a great start to my season (mind you it was on vacation with a rented set), but i know i wasted a number of strokes on needless 3 putts and poorly executed chips.

Courses are finally opening in my neck of the woods this weekend. Hopefully I'll get some practice in!

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