I do not know what you think about putters but believe me, it is one of the important parts of golf. But unfortunately, many golfers do not take it seriously. They spend more time practicing with Irons and Hybrids rather than other golf clubs. As a result, they lose their match! So you should be careful to practice with the putters. Here are the 4 proven putter tips to improve your game score:
Practice Long and Short Putts
The first thing that you need to do is to take the matter seriously. Do not just invest all of your time practicing with Irons or other clubs. Before you hit the ball with your putter take some time to practice on the green. Practice more with both the long putts and short putts.
Long putts (10 feet and beyond) can improve your sense of the distances, and short putts (5 feet) can improve your putting abilities. You should give more attention to short putts than long putts because it will improve your confidence while you are playing a round of golf.
Learn to Read the green
This is another important thing for improving your score. Kneel on the ground and try to get the distance of the hole from the ball. If permitted, you may also use digital rangefinder devices to help you figure out the correct distance to the nearest hole.
Another thing to check is the surface. Is it even? If not, what is the condition of the surface? Are you able to get away from the uneven area of the terrain? I think you get my point.
Now try to understand how you need to hit the ball to beat the uneven terrain. There is no alternative to practicing to read the green. So while you are practicing, try to remember your shot, putter’s speed, and the movement of the ball. If the ball is not reaching the hole, try to increase intensity when you are hitting. If the ball crosses the hole, slow down the speed. Try to make each shot better than the last. By doing this every day, you will be able to read the green completely. The pro golfers also use the same process to understand the green.
Maintain a putting routine
To do well in putting the ball in the hole, you will need more mental strength. For this, it is a better to develop and maintain a daily routine. We did an experiment on the “How to improving Mental Strength by playing golf”. We found that by preparing and maintaining a daily routine for putting can help to increase mental strength.
It can also improve your ability to think and make decisions quickly. Before pushing the ball towards the hole, kneel beside the ball, read the green. You do not need to worry about the distances this time. Just try to understand the surface as I said above.
Take the action
If you have practiced enough, then now it is time to take action. Read the green, take the putter in hand, and put the ball in the hole! Do not overthink, take action. Let me tell you another trick that will enhance your putting abilities.
"Bowl the ball towards the hole with your hand instead of with any club, and then try to putt the same pace to the ball with the club."
That is a proven tip. Actually, I also do that on the green.