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March 21, 2012Posted by on
I’m starting to see a interesting phenomenon going on. Golfers are really making me believe that they must think our putting green is like the Bermuda Triangle. The only reason I can come up with is they have been so baffled by it’s mysteries that they tend to just skip it entirely. Don’t they realize that improving at golf requires them to improve their shots on and around the putting green? Since nobody ever seems to want to work on this essential scoring area, I can see why golfers handicaps haven’t actually dropped.
Literally for the last two weeks the weather has been magnificent and golfers are heading to the driving range in droves. As you can see in the picture I provided, the putting green is right in the middle of the pro shop, access to the driving range and first tee. Thus forming the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. We must of had at least 200 people the last few weeks practicing, well so called practicing. Maybe if the green was lucky, a few dozen golfers were actually on it. Well, a few less then that, especially if you take out the golfers who walked over it to get to the driving range faster.
My question becomes why are golfers so infatuated with pounding golf balls trying to develop a better golf swing and not spending time improving their short game? Maybe it’s because they have been so purplexed by the putting green that they just prefer to completely bypassed that part of the game during practice? Maybe thinking that having 36 putts per round is the norm and having a few extra putts is ok? Maybe the fear of blading another wedge across the green has them worried about what other’s would think? Well that is ok if your not expecting to improve your golf scores.
Let me clue you in on a little secret which might make all the difference in the world. Three of the four most important performance factors involve the actions that go on and around the putting green. Simply receiving the key factors that go into each swing technique will help you on and around the green. I would suggest you start learning how to read greens first. Seriously, if you can’t read a golf putting green, how do you expect to hit a shot close or make any putts? Being able to read a golf putting green will help you chip and pitch the golf ball closer to the hole. Knowing what the golf ball will do on the putting green is another essential skill that encompasses golf. Start taking the mystery out of the putting green by looking into what AimPoint Golf can do for your game. If you’re serious about your golf improvement, then getting yourself into a golf lesson program or a comprehensive golf coaching program will certainly help you achieve that. If your just looking to improve a specific skill, then find a performance enhancing golf clinic that focuses specifically on one of them. You’ll be glad you did, once your scores start dropping.
March 13, 2012Posted by on
Better players understand the importance of making more putts and how it directly affects your ability to score. The unfortunate things is that a majority of golfers don’t really work on or really try to improve their putting skills. I call them putting skills because in putting, there are various skills golfers have to learn to dramatically improve their ball control skills. Putting does involve more then just having good a putting stroke.
The golfers who have the ability to control the their golf ball on the putting green is usually the one who is extremely hard to beat. That is because more shots are taken on the green with that one club then any other club. Since there isn’t another club in the bag that gets that used much, golfers main focus should be a ensuring the have the essential skills related to mastering the putting green.
Let’s take a look at Tiger Woods for instance. Before I get into that everyone should know that he is by far and away my favorite golfer and this is not going to be a bashing session. For years he has been known for his uncanny ability to make the big putt. The one who normally destroys competitors hopes on the putting green. Now for the last two years his ability to make putts has changed. The routine putts he used to make with his eyes closed, now can’t seem to find the bottom of the hole. What has changed is that he now hits more fairways (4th), GIR (8th) but the one that really matters has slipped dramatically, putts gained per round. He now is ranked 178th on tour.
If putting means so much to how a golfers will score, then why isn’t it that more golfers spend more time on improving those skills? Why is it that golfers fall into the manufactures trap of buying the latest and greatest driver promoting distance? Why don’t golfers seek out professionals that understand the ins and outs of putting? The only thing that I can figure is that golfers truly don’t care about their score but only about how far they hit the golf ball. Maybe that is why golfers handicaps haven’t changed over the years? They have their priorities in the wrong place and most likely because of what they are always seeing during advertisements.
For those of you who are serious about your game and want to shoot lower scores, then you need to take a long hard look into your performance on the putting green. I know from using stat tracking programs for myself and my students that everyone has some type of deficiency. Finding out exactly what that is will provide you the key to unlocking the scoring barrier that now faces you. See the program that will start to transform your game www.dennissalesgolf.com/AimPoint.aspx
March 2, 2012Posted by on
Your ability to improve golf scores starts first with improving the area that matters most in scoring. That area I’m referring to is on the putting green. Becoming a great putter doesn’t require plenty of physical strength, just sound putting instruction that encompasses everything. It requires a golfer to learn how to read golf greens accurately so they where to aim the putter. Once a golfer knows where to aim, they must make a stroke that sends the ball off on their intended line and at the correct speed, for the ball to take the break.
I’m pretty sure that everyone has received a golf lesson that included putting instruction which dealt with the mechanics of the putting stroke. I’m also pretty sure that when it came to discussing green-reading it was pretty vague. Probably included the words “it takes experience to learn how to read greens” or “the ball break towards the water” and “the ball breaks away from mountains”. What you have never been taught, is how to read golf greens so that the guess work of where to aim, is out of the equation. Well that is until Mark Sweeney; the inventory of Emmy Award winning AimPoint Technologies, created the AimPoint green reading program. This unique program teaches golfers how to precisely read greens. AimPoint has helped LPGA Tour professional Stacey Lewis win her first major. It has also helped many other touring professionals, college players, and many of golfers dramatically improve their putting statistics. Now this program can help you just like it has helped thousands of other golfers around the world.
Once you learn how to read greens accurately, the next step is building skills that are directly related to controlling how the ball is being rolled. That starts with getting your ball control skills tested. How good are you at those essential skills? If your really consistent, then the putter you have is pretty well fitted to you. If you have issues, then it could be directly related to your putter. That is easily checked by somebody who truly knows how to fit a putter. Once that issue is taken care of, you can get back to improving those ball control skills that great putters have.
How amazing would that be if you could find a program that would help you transform your game on the putting greens? Help you with everything necessary to constantly amaze your friends? Well, the green reading part can be taken care of if you attend a AimPoint Green Reading clinic, and I’ve now incorporated putting instruction into the mix in one great program.