October 6, 2014
As golf season looms, we get plenty of requests from people asking what they can do indoors to help their golf game. Given space and equipment restraints, putting is always an easy skill to address in any home.
A key component of putting is the ability of a golfer to get the ball rolling on the chosen start line. For many, the major factor in achieving this will be the application of the club face to the ball in a "square" manner, or perpendicular to their target line. If you can do this then you have a better chance of having the ball start where you need it to - a first step in increasing your opportunity to make more putts.
To practice your start line we need to really put your putting stroke under pressure - to make the target small. And real. Outdoors, the best way to do this is to use a putting "gate". This "gate" defines the start line and you can make it out of just about anything. On a putting green, two tees work well for this. Inside your house you can use anything from two sleeves of golf balls, to coffee cups, or…
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