Precise Putting

If you’ve ever wondered why the pros are so good at putting, and wondered how you can get your putting game up to speed, we’re here to break some things down for you. Putting can make or break your game, your short game as it’s called. If you can hit perfect long drives and get the ball relatively close to the ball, you must be golden. Unless your short game is on par with your long game, you will continue to struggle.

Practice

It’s important to practice a multitude of different short shots to try to perfect your game. Research shows that spending time from a wide variety of angles and slopes prepares you better for a game. If you’re practicing the same shot over and over again until you get it right, you might be setting yourself up for failure. While it’s beneficial to practice a swing until your body feels comfortable and knows what to do, this can hurt you. You’re only going to get one shot at it out on the green, so by giving yourself multiple chances to get it right it may not go as planned.

Go out and work on your short game. Take plenty of different shots and really hone different distances and difficulties.

How to hit the ball

Some of the best putters tend to hit slightly up on the ball. This ads a little loft to their stroke, and causes the ball to roll forward immediately, and stay in line. In order for great putting to happen it takes precision. Any small change to the way you hit the ball can jeopardize your shot.

A great tip for working on precision putting is to stack three quarters behind the ball. Keep three quarters in your remote control golf caddie. Align the center of the putter with the middle of the ball. Keep your putter vertical, and not forward. Practice striking the ball right around it’s middle, or equator, without hitting any of the stacked quarters.

If you consistently are hitting the stack of quarters  you know that your stroke is low or not moving upward like it should. Once you start to hit the ball consistently here, the ball will roll much more smoothly. Keep working on this drill until you get the loft to your putt that you desire.

Putting

Find golf drills that work for you to perfect your putting. Do whatever works for you. Finding drills like the quarter drills help you to see a small adjustment, like hitting vs. not hitting the quarters. If making a miniscule adjustment stops you from hitting the quarters, it could help you direct your putt in a small way.

Does Practice Make Perfect?

You can spend hours practicing your shots, whether you’re on the putting green or at the driving range. But have you ever considered that you may be practicing wrong? While practice is a great thing you can do for your game, some don’t practice for the same things that they encounter while playing a game of golf. So try using some of these tips to help change up your practice, and see where it takes your golf game.

Short Game Shots

Working on your short game is crucial. Getting the ball close enough to the hole, and then butchering the shot is no good feeling. If you’re taking the same shot over and over again during practice you’re not doing yourself any favors. Try taking different shots, from all different angles. You only get on try on the course, when you’re playing the game, so why give yourself more chances in practice. Take shots from all angles, take one and move on Don’t spend time perfecting one, and then move on. Go straight to the next shot. This can help your short game so much. You’ll be prepared for any shot, from any angle.

Under Pressure

In your practice, do the same thing. Again, you only get one chance per shot, so don’t set yourself up for failure by giving yourself better odds in your practice. By taking the same shot multiple times, and then finally getting it, you’re telling yourself you’ve got it down. But what if, in a game of golf, it takes you three times again?

Give yourself a better chance by moving on in practice. You won’t make every shot, and all you can do is practice. Help your mental game and your game confidence, and stop routinely practicing like this. By doing this, you’ll be able to shrug off the bad shots and move onto the next hole.

Different Conditions

It would be a perfect world if we could always play golf in the sun, but that’s not always the case. You can help improve your game by practicing in different conditions as well. If it’s a windy day, or rainy day, get out to the driving range or putting green and see how the weather affects your game. Then the next time you’re out playing and weather hits, you’ll be that much more prepared.

Get off the turf

Turf is fine to practice on, but it’s still turf. If you don’t routinely play on turf, then don’t practice on it. Try to practice on conditions of grass you’re most likely to play on, if you can. Try long grass, short grass, putting on uphill’s and downhills. When you practice for more conditions, your golf play will be better.

Practice

Practice highly helps your game, but it also depends on your practice routine. Stop perfecting shots you’ll never take in a game, and start switching up what you do. Challenge yourself in practice, and you’ll find that you’ll start to play better rounds of golf, even if presented with challenges. By testing yourself in practice, you’ll be able to get out of your head and enjoy the game.

Tips for Golfing in the Heat

Playing golf in the heat can be challenging, but it’s one of the side effects of waiting to play in the sun. While you might not consider that playing golf is physical exercise, it actually is. When you’re exercising in the heat, there are some rules you should follow.

Drink Water

Never forget your water bottle, and drink plenty of water. While it’s common to have a beer or two on the course, or before or after, beer dehydrates you. So be sure to follow up that cold one, with another cold one, a tall glass of water.

Remember that you shouldn’t wait to feel thirsty before you start drinking water. When you feel thirsty it’s a sign that you’re already dehydrated. So be sure to drink water while you’re on the course on a hot day. Drink cool water rather than ice cold water. While ice cold water may feel better, your body will absorb cool water quicker.

The Sun

Plan for the hot sun. Bring plenty of sunscreen. Skin cancer is common among golfers due to their routine exposure to the sun. Be sure to wear covering clothing if you can, and wear sunscreen on exposed skin, like ears, your neck and nose.

Wearing loose fitting clothing can also help cover you up. If the clothing is lose fitting, it won’t feel so hot, in the direct sun. Don’t forget your hat and your sunglasses too. Wearing a hat can make a huge difference in the sun exposure your head, face and neck get.

Pack it all

Be sure to pack any essentials you’ll need for playing golf in your remote golf trolley. Don’t forget to throw a bottle of water, sunscreen, a sports drink, hat or any other essentials in there. If you go out to play a full game, chances are you’ll need to reapply more sunscreen, so don’t forget to bring some with you in your remote control golf trolley.

If it’s too hot a day, go to a driving range where you can hit from under cover and in the shade. If you have your heart set on playing a game of golf, try playing half the holes rather than a full game. In certain heat you need to listen to your body, and not do too much. If playing 18 holes starts to feel too much, call it quits and go home, hydrate and cool off.