Golf Tips

5 Steps to Making More Putts

The key to consistency is having a process. Keep the process simple and repeat it over and over until you can't get it wrong. I have a simple 5 step process.

Step One: The grip-- When putting your hands on the putter always keep the palms facing one another with the back of the forward hand facing the target.

Step Two: The arms-- Keep your arms close to your body so it feels like your elbows are touching the side of your body.

Step Three: The feet-- Keep your stance narrow, inside the width of your shoulders.

Step Four: The stroke-- The width of the stroke determines the length of the putt. For example, if you have a 10 foot putt, make a 10 inch stroke by taking a backstroke of 5 inches and and a forward stroke of 10 inches.

Step Five: The finish-- Hold the finish with the back of the forward hand facing the target.

Drill: Set up 10 golf balls 1 foot a part beginning at the hole. Putt all 10. If you miss one start over until you make all 10 in a row. Repeat this drill until you go through the cycle 10 times. Then set up another 10 golf balls 1 foot a part beginning 10 feet from the hole. Putt all 10. If you miss one start over until you make all 10 in a row. Repeat this drill until you go through the cycle 10 times.

Hint: 70% of all putts come from inside 20 feet.