It’s early spring, and I am way out of sync with my golfing game. I’m pulling those putts!
It’s more than time to get back out to the driving range and putting green. I joined a golfing friend for a week in sunny Florida a few weeks ago. We played golf five days out of seven. My expectations for my game were pretty low. After all, I’d been a couch potato all winter. I wasn’t hitting my drives very far, but most of them stayed in the fairway. My putting was a different story. Every putt missed left. My ball was kissing the lip on almost every hole.
What gives? I concentrated, picked out my line, was sure to hit the ball in the center of the face, kept my head quiet, didn’t look up, and still the ball went left. Finally, I asked my friend to watch me very carefully. Guess what?
I was actually turning my whole body towards the hole. From the ground up, legs, hips, shoulders, head… I was making a very subtle move towards the hole. Everything was turning. No wonder I was pulling putts!
If you’re having this trouble, here’s a simple drill from GolfGameTips you can try next time you are on the putting green at your club.
Do you pull your putts? Think your body is staying still through the putt? Double check your body next time you putt and try this drill. I’ll bet that wedge drops to the ground more than once. Check it out and add your comment below. Do you have a good drill to fix this putting flaw?