Putting

Mike Bender, Director of Instruction at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, talks about why people have trouble hitting putts solidly and offers a way to help make better contact with the ball.

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A Lesson Learned: Three steps to better putting
What a fantastic start to the Florida swing on the PGA tour.  The Honda Classic at the famous PGA National-Champion course once again gave us a great tournament with a lot of drama.
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A Lesson Learned: Better putting through a better rhythm
I am sure the the World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship must have made for great t.v. viewing. But I can tell you, as someone that was there at Doral Resort all week, the excitement there at the course was incredible. Congratulations to Nick Watney for his big win.
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A Good Putting Stroke starts with a Good Set Up
One of the fastest and easiest ways to make more putts is to ensure your set-up is fundamentally solid. Too many players rely solely on feel to help them putt better. If there is too much compensation in your putting stroke and aim, it will be difficult to be a consistently good putter.
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Factors to consider to get the most out of your putting
Important factors in putting can be categorized into three separate, equally important parts. * Green Reading - If you cannot predict the break of a putt, you will never be the best you can be.
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The Eyes Have It
We all miss more putts than we think we should. A lot of times it is simply due to the fact that our eyes are out of position.
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The Plane Truth About Putting
Some well-known putting gurus will preach about the importance of the putting "arc." Other renowned teachers will preach "straight back and straight through." Confused? So which is it? And what does the distinction mean?
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You Can't Score if You Can't Putt
I know, I've been there. As I was attempting to play the PGA Tour in the 70's, all the players that I knew would spend hours upon hours hitting balls with full swings. Some would spend some time practicing the "short game".
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Basics of Putting
Harvey Penick once said: "A man who can't putt is a match for no one, a man who can is a match for anyone."
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A Lesson Learned: Distance control on your putts from The Travelers Championship
First of all, congratulations to Bubba Watson, a well-deserving champion and classy champion here at this year's Travelers Championship! As always, it's a thrill to be a part of what we here at TPC River Highlands feel is one of the best events in golf (no bias here!).
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A Lesson Learned: Breaking out of a putting slump
It was another exciting week for golf, starting with our own Illinois' Mike Small winning his third PGA Professional National Championship, the ladies had an exciting four-person playoff and Justin Rose wins his second tournament (and probably should have been third) in the last six weeks.
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A Lesson Learned: Making more crucial putts
It's great to see Adam Scott, one of golf's good guys, back on top of his game. Congratulations to him and his win at this past week's Valero Texas Open.
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Putting from different distances
PGA Professional Chris Starkjohann gives you a drill to help you make those all important shorter putts.
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Yips
Hello, I'm a single figure player who has been trying desperately to get over the dreaded 'yips' for ~5 years now. I've been playing golf for roughly 15 years, I'm now 26yrs old and have previously played state level golf at a very young age.
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Confidence while putting
How much of a putting stroke would you put down to being confident standing over the ball? I seem to be having a bad run with the putter and feel my confidence is slipping over those tricky putts that we all enjoy.  
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Practice Range Imagery
Instead of just beating balls on the range, try to play a round of golf on your home course at the range, the evening before the actual round.  Stay at the range and hit your shot imagining the first fairway, approximate your drive and hit an iron to the green.  If you miss, either c
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Putting With Loft
If you are looking for a simple approach to your short game, try 'putting with loft'.  If your relationship with the lob wedge is on the rocks, consider trying a 7, 8 or 9 iron when you are in near proximity of the green.  Use the same address fundamentals you would when usin
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The Six Foot Circle
On all of the Colleton River Plantation Club practice greens we have placed six foot white circles around some of the putting holes.
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Developing Touch On or Around the Green
Developing Touch:  Golfers with a good short game have a great control of distance and can adjust easily to different speed greens.  Developing distance control is pretty easy with sound technique and good practice sessions with feel drills.Feel Drills:  Feel resides in your sub
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Putting
Putting as we know is so important and to keep it simple, hold your follow thru until the ball stops rolling and check the club face, it should be facing the target.
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Hybrid Putting
If you miss the green and your ball ends up in a closely mown area don't forget about the hybrid putt.  Approach the shot just as you would a putt.  Use your putting grip, stance, pre-shot routine and stroke.  You will find that with a little practice you will start getting
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