Putting

Get the most out of your putting with the "Putt in the Box" drill, as demonstrated by PGA Professional Joe Plecker.

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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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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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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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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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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 "Lefts of Chipping" (Unless you're a Lefty)
Chipping it close makes a round of golf more enjoyable and takes some stress off your putter.  Learn the "Lefts of Chipping" to improve your short, low shots around the green.
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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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Green Reading 101
One of the more challenging aspects in playing a course with smaller putting surfaces is accurately reading the greens.  With the putting surface being so small, it not only makes hitting approach shots to the green very important, it places a premium on effective green reading.  On
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3 Keys to Un-lock your Putting
Putting accounts for 42% of your total strokes in a round of golf.  The question isare you spending 42% of your practice time on putting and is it efficient?  Here are three keys to allow you to make more putts.
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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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Tools for Better Putting
A carpenter's chalk-line and a CD disc are great putting aids to have in your golf bag. The chalk-line is useful to help you with your alignment and stroke. Find a straight six to ten foot putt on a practice green. Snap a chalk-line from the hole back to desired distance.
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