3 Keys to Improve Your Putting
A contestant practices putting on the practice green during the final round of the APGA Tour held at the PGA Golf Club on February 21, 2021 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Hailey Garrett/PGA of America)
“I relied mostly on talent when I was younger, and I didn’t put enough work in; I wasn’t that disciplined. Two years ago, I decided to give it 100% and I’ve been super disciplined since. I go to the golf course every day. I’m up at 6:00. I give it 100% now. You can say you work hard, but in the end, you’ve actually got to do the work.”
Players have to ask themselves: Are you really putting in the work? Or are you just going through the motions?
- Take a hard look at your putting, from all angles. Your set up, your stroke, your rhythm, your ability to read putts, and any other possible corner of the putting game that you can think of.
- Come up with a detailed practice plan for your putting. One that is detailed enough to work thoroughly on your deficiencies, but simple enough to be able to stick with. Choose drills to work on your issues from your review.
- Remember that mindset is everything. Svensson recommitted himself to really improving, and that really was the key. Tell yourself, “I may have been a poor putter in the past, but starting today, I will work at being the best putter I possibly can be.” Trust in the process.