Your Next Putt A Stroke of Brilliance®
Looking to improve your putting stroke?
Putting is about confidence. The putter that looks good and feels solid is the one that will enable you to hole more putts than ever before.
When choosing a new putter, pay close attention to its technical construction and its visual aesthetics. Enjoying your equipment, and buying equipment that is customized to your individual frame and tastes, means that you will likely be more enthusiastic and excited to play. Never doubt how much a positive attitude can enhance your performance!
Also remember that committing to a pre-shot routine is imperative to making consistent putts. Assess the contour and grain of the green. Read the putt from in front of the hole as you walk on the green. Mentally rehearse strokes, focus on speed, and visualize the putt rolling in a perfect line into the hole.
It is important to keep hands soft, minimize wrist action, and establish a rhythm. Rhythm creates the steadiness of the putting stroke, and is the predominant factor in controlling distance and speed. Rhythm is the "heartbeat of a good stroke," and is the backbone to successful putting. Regardless of your speed, the putter should move at a constant pace, going back and coming forward. The sure sign of a stroke with good rhythm is one where the backstroke, and follow-through, move at the same speed and are of equal lengths.
The best golfers in the world keep their heads steady during the putting stroke, and align their eyes over, or just inside, the target line. To keep your eyes still during the stroke, focus on the grass under the ball after the stroke has been made, and stabilize the lower body as much as possible.
Using alignment guides such as the Gemspot's patented "Diamond Alignment System", helps you square the putter head to your target, inspires you to visualize your intended target line, adds confidence to sink more putts to lower golf scores.
Laub is hitting the links with all the boys
From Montecito Country Club -
Congratulations to Wendy L. Laub for her decisive victory in the Ladies Club Championship. The last round was cut short by heavy rain but Wendy remained in command throughout the entire tournament. This makes it eight out the last nine years Wendy has won the championship. What an amazing record of a true champion!
By Scott Johnson, PGA Head Golf
1: See and feel as many models as you can.
2: Look for a putter that has a good sight line that fits your eye.
3: Find a putter that is the right weight, and feels good in your hands.
4: Make sure the putter rests on the ground properly, with the sole lying heel to toe on the ground.
5: Choose a grip that has the right tackiness and thickness for your hands. My overall recommendation is that putters are like clothes. Everyone has their own tastes, and it is important to choose a putter that looks good to you, and even more importantly, one that gives you CONFIDENCE!