Golf Fit Series: Make More 3-8′ Putts

Golf Fit Series: Make More 3-8′ Putts

Our Golf Fit topic this week is to make more 3-8′ putts! Everyone has heard the phrase, ” You drive for show, and putt for dough.” If this is true then we need to make more putts.¬†According to Coach David Marchand, strive to make more 3-8 foot putts to improve your golf score. How we are going to do that?

5 simple ways to make more 3-8 footers

  1. Putt straightMake sure you are aiming where you think you are aiming. Draw a straight line on your ball. When putting, aim the line on the intended target line. It should be easier to line your putter up to hit the putt where you want it to go.
  2. Make sure your eye sight, (your eyes) lie over or just inside of the ball. To check this, assume your putting stance over the ball. Then hold another ball directly from where your eyes are. Drop the ball. It should hit the other ball or just inside the ball. If it is outside the ball, you should adjust your posture.
  3. Keep the lower half of your body still. One of the biggest differences between amateur putters and professional putters is the amount of lower body movement on putts. Amateurs move their lower body way too much making it hard to be consistent.
  4. putting set upKeep a consistent stance. Once you find your best putting posture, make a note of your stance in relation to the ball position. For instance your feet may be 2 putter widths from the ball and just inside your lead heel. Finding the same position again and again automatically will help your putting consistency.
  5. Practice! Practice! Practice! Groove your putting stroke with repetitions. Try this putting drill: