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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