My journey to better putting
After being a mid to high 70s golfers for a decade now, I finally realized yesterday just how poor my putting is. By poor, I mean fucking awful. Putting has always held my game back as long as I can remember. I am an incredible ball striker and hit the ball long and hit a lot of greens in regulation. However, I’ve still only carded a handful of rounds under par and I know my putting is the reason. My journey to better putting is my guide and story of finally fixing my atrocious putting and hopefully helping our readers do the same.
Step 1: Recognize the Problem
This seems simple and easy but its the first step for a lot of processes for a reason, in order to make massive change you need to recognize your problem. Mine, and most likely yours, is that we are awful fucking putters. It makes the game way harder than it needs to be and puts a ton of pressure on every other part of your game.
Step 2: Set your intentions
We talk about this a lot, and for good reason. Setting your goal or intention is claiming your stake. This is where I am going. For me, right now I average 34 putts a round. Fucking awful, I know. I want to save 6 shots a round in my putting (avg. 28). This is a seriously huge goal and for some people unrealistic. Why set a realistic goal? The reason you set a goal is to achieve massive growth in the pursuit of it. Saving my self 6 shots a round is going to take some serious action and effort and I’m going to have to learn some new things. Which will allow me to help all of you do the same!
Step 3: Develop a good practice routine at home
Fixing my putting is going to take a serious time investment and some putting training aids. I will have to purchase a new putting green to use at home, along with some training aids to help my stroke. The one I have been “eyeing” is the Edge Rail by EyeLine Golf. I actually have one of these on the way to my house now so I will let you know how I like it. It’s one of the only tools that will help with creating a consistent putting stroke with a perfect arc, every time.
Step 4: Make more birdies
The end goal of all of this is to make more birdies. At the end of the day My journey to better putting is really about lowering scores in any way possible and for me right now, the easiest room for improvement is putting. I have had some pretty good years putting wise so I know I can make it back there and become an even better putter than I was in the past.
Step 5: Follow My Journey to better putting
My journey to better putting is intended to improve my putting, but most importantly improve our readers putting. I will hopefully lay the ground work and the process for someone to follow so they can improve everything about their putting and lower their scores. Over the coming months stay tuned for updates on my progress, what is helping, what isn’t helping and the best products to help you achieve your putting goals.