Monday, March 9, 2015

Game-inglove - One Step Closer to Putting like a Champ: By Mike LaBella, PGA - Brian Jacobs Golf Associate Instructor. Game-inglove - Best Golf Training Aids that work. Gift ideas for men

One Step Closer to Putting like a Champ
 This is by far one of the most overlooked areas of the game. When I start a lesson series with any student the first thing I ask is how is your short-game and how often do you practice. The majority of the time I get the same answer “I have been working on my iron play because I want to hit it farther.” My question is how many putts or up and downs did you have when you last played?
 The majority of people out there can decrease their scores anywhere from 5 to 10 strokes with improved putting! Two major areas that I will cover include setup and path.
First stand up straight with your arms out in front of you.

Next, anchor your arms to your body at a 90 degree angle. It will feel like your arms are connected to the front part of your rib cage, not the sides. This will get you stabilized when making a stroke.

From here we slightly open up the forearms. We do this because we want to grip the putter grip in the palm of our hands. Therefore it will feel as though your hands are more under the club. 

Lastly, bend over until you are able to grip your putter where there is at least an inch between your back hand and the butt of the club.

Bend your knees slightly.

Ball position is slightly forward of center.

Feet are hip width apart.

The Gate Drill: I love this drill because it works great for your path and face. If you have ever been to a Tour event and watched players practice you may see them putting between two tees. What they are trying to do is get consistency swinging back and through the tees. You can do this at home by placing a ball just off the heel and a ball just off the toe and swing between the two trying not to hit them. When practicing and hitting a ball use a flat surface and hit to a target at least five feet away. If you manage to get through the gate but the ball misses left or right your face may be closed or opened. The goal here is to make 50 putts in a row without missing. If you miss start over, once completed you then move to a different hole.

For more information contact Michael LaBella at or visit

Click HERE for more tips from Game In-Glove! 

No comments:

Post a Comment