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Brittany Lang shares some great putting tips.

Brittany Lang shares some great putting tips.

Brittany Lang shares some great putting tips.
 
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Brittany Lang is one of the very best putters on the LPGA Tour.  Currently, she ranks in the top 10 in putts in GIR. (Greens in Regulation.)  Brittany, with the help of photographer  of  Golf Digest shares the keys that she was working on the week she won the US Open at Corde Valle.  These are based on sound fundamentals, so listen up. This can make a big difference in your golf game!
Brittany Lang shares some great putting tips.

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Working on Two Things!

All week at the U.S. Open at CordeValle—where I just won my first major—I worked on two things with my putting: staying down and fully committing to every putt. Reading the putt on 16 during the final round, tied for the lead, my brother, Luke, and I picked a line we liked: a ball out left. I committed to that line completely and just let it roll. That mindset helped me drop the putt and take the lead.

I’m never mechanical with my putting when I play.

It’s just this ball in that hole. But your putting has to be grounded in some mechanics. I’ve worked with Dave Stockton, and he’s big on the left hand (for righties with a traditional grip) being the aim hand. So the left hand is super important to me. I like to hit practice putts left-hand-only, isolating the feeling of the left hand in control. My putting grip is left index finger over right pinkie, which gives me the feeling of the back of my left hand going to the hole. Where the left-hand goes is where the ball goes.

I also like the stroke being equal on both sides (photos). I don’t want to take the putter back short and make a long through-stroke, or go back too far and have to decel coming through. Here’s a drill I like to work on when I practice. Put a tee just outside the toe of the putter at address, then stick a second tee a few inches behind it (on the backstroke side) and another a few inches in front (through-stroke side). Hit some short putts, making sure the putter head doesn’t go past either tee during the stroke.

Groove that feeling of the same distance back and through.

To see one further mechanical key to improving your putting, go here!

Source: Brittany Lang   Golf Digest

Pictures:    Keith Allison

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What is the correct speed for your ball to go into the hole?

What is the correct speed for your ball to go into the hole?

What is the correct speed for your ball to go into the hole?

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

In talking to the very best putters globally, they all say that the correct speed is more important than line.  Why?  Because if your line is not perfect, but your speed is, the ball will still catch the edge of the hole and go in!  PGA member Brady Riggs for Golf Tips Magazine discusses the perfect pace to hit your putts!

Should you try and die the ball into the hole or do as you’ve probably been told and hit your putts so they roll one foot past (when you miss)? In my opinion, both are correct.  Great putters like Bobby Locke and Bobby Jones died the ball into the hole.  The more modern putters like to hit the ball with a little more speed.  Find out what Brady Riggs, PGA, has to say on the subject.

Source: Brady Riggs   Golf Tips Magazine

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Learn how to release the putter correctly - it's in the grip!

Learn how to release the putter correctly – it’s in the grip!

Learn how to release the putter correctly – it’s in the grip!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

There has been a lot of confusion on the term “releasing” the putter!  

As Ted Norby, Director of Instruction at the National University Golf Academy, explains, there is no manipulation of either the hands or the forearms to do this.  By holding the putter correctly, you can release the putter like a Tour Pro.  Check it out!

A lot of golfers use too much wrist action while putting. They expect the club to move with their hands, instead of their forearms and shoulders.

If you are really looking to improve your short game around the greens, try this. Feel the weight of the club swing. Release the club with your forearms and DO NOT flip the hands or wrists. Also, try putting the weight of only four fingers on your club while practicing. It’s a great drill to get you from rolling over.

Source: Swing by Swing    National University Golf Academy

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Using the correct grip will definitely improve your golf!

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