How to improve your putting and get rid of the dreaded three putts

Golf University Putting 595

WITH the world’s best golfers about to take on the punishing Oakmont Country Club greens for the 2016 US Open it’s a good time to talk about putting – and getting rid of the dreaded three and even four putts.

One thing we really relate to in this putting tip video from Vaughan Somers at the Melbourne Golf Academy is to always putt by rocking the shoulders rather than using the hands.

When our putting starts to go badly awry it is invariable due to slipping back to an old  habit of initiating the putting stroke with the hands. We suddenly remember the need to be aware of rocking the shoulders and leaving the arms and hand basically limp.

In this video, produced by Golf University as part of their regular “Tip from the Pro” series, Somers says most people three putt due to hitting it short or long, rather than left or right.

In the video Somers demonstrates:

A putting drill to measure your accuracy and help you improve

And …

How to hit using the shoulders rather than the hands

Which will ultimately…

Help us improve consistency, accuracy, and distance control with our putter.



For further information on the full Golf University Putting Mastery series click on the image link below.

Golf University Putting Mastery 595

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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