Golf Putting Headaches
Any experienced golfer knows that putting can be extremely frustrating. You have to know your green, know your clubs, and know just how much push to give the ball.
So what’s a golfer to do when a golf putting problem can’t be pinned down? Don’t despair! We’ve enlisted our golf experts at Bayside Resort Hotel – one of Cape Cod’s premiere golf-getaway resorts – for help. They offer the following advice:
Some days your putting is spot-on. Other days, it’s all over the place. The experts agree that the primary cause of an inconsistent stroke is the left wrist breaking down during the swing. One way to stabilize the left wrist is to change from a traditional putting grip to a reverse overlap grip in which the left index finger is placed between or overlaps the last two fingers of the right hand. Also make certain both thumbs extend down the top of the grip, and are not turned to one side.
On a putt with a sidehill slope, many golfers end up missing the putt on the low side because they don’t allow for enough break. There is no chance to make the putt because it slides down offline before it reaches the cup. By playing more break you give the ball a better chance of dropping into the cup as it curves down from the high side.
A golfer can get so focused on trying to estimate the break on longer putts that she ignores the critical factor of distance. The result can be difficult second putts of 5 feet or more. For practice: Imagine a ladder lying on the green with six rungs that are all 3 feet apart. Start 10 feet from the bottom rung of the ladder. Try to hit a putt as far as that first rung. Then aim for the second rung, which is 13 feet away. Continue until you are aiming for the top rung, which is 25 feet away. This drill helps a golfer develop a better feel for how hard to hit putts.
Keep Calm and Play Cape Cod Golf!
No matter how burdensome your golf putting skills may be, there’s still plenty of fun to be had during a Cape Cod golf vacation getaway. And now that Spring is here, reservations at Bayside Resort Hotel – Cape Cod’s best golf resort and hotel – are booking up fast!
Bayside offers affordable accommodations and Cape Cod Golf Packages to suit every player – novice to expert! Come stay and play at one of the most loved New England resorts!
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