How to Break Long Putts Into Segments for Best Senior Putting Results Video
Okay we’re going to talk about putting. Imagine a long putt – quite a daunting prospect sometimes. You could have a 30/60 foot putt. You’ve got to try to make the putt easier. Let’s try and break it down to segments so that we can give you a little bit of knowledge and kind of say, “Here is a good routine to actually go about this.” Hopefully you’ll find the attack a little bit easier. So just imagine, we’re on the putting green, I’ve got 64 putts, I’ve got these big green just going on to left hand side and all of a sudden it drops right back down to the right hand side – it’s all running away. So the first thing I need to do is to get behind the ball, crouch down; by crouching down nice and low I can actually see the contour of the green much better. It’s not the speed up here six foot tall and looking down, it just gives you the true idea of the contour. Get right down. Let’s have a look at how good this actually is from down on the ground. So the first thing is; remember it’s a big slope going left to right. Let’s break it down the segments. The first thing is; is it the speed? No. The first segment is basically how much break is on this ball.
Is it – we said it’s a big slope from left to right. So but first we’ve got to do break our first segment and just think how much am I going to have to hit that ball of the left hand side before it starts to break? And the second part, is that slope, it’s the speed. Because what happens when you break these long putts into segments? If you got one on the slope, you can imagine the idea is to get that ball up to the side of the hole where it’s almost stopping and it almost rolls almost sideways back towards the hole. So you’ve got these long putts, rather than looking at A to B, get down nice and low, look at the green, which way does it slope? So we’re looking first of all at the direction. So if you’re on the putting green, why not walk up to the point where you think it breaks and drop a coin down or a ball marker; anything that’s nice and flat. Then set yourself back up to the ball, aim that putter on where you want that ball to go. Forget the hole aim for that coin.
Set yourself up so your feet are parallel; make sure everything is running nice and true. And once you’ve got yourself lined up, let’s concentrate on that putter, taking it back and through to that marker and if you get the line first of all – if you got that line; that’s number one. Number two; is just getting that pace and pace – well you’re going to have to hit ball after ball after ball. It’s not going to happen in one or two balls. Take a quantity of golf balls, putting it so vital for your parts in your game. Spend time on the putting green. If you’re a typical golfer you arrive on the golf club, three balls, six Putts later in the pocket and you’re off; it’s the most important part. We should be on that putting green for at least 20 minutes before the game. So putt time is this; look at the segments. The first one; the direction, the second one; the speed. Put a coin down at that marker and with practice that ball should be going up to that marker just dropping itself down towards the hole and all of a sudden what will look like a very daunting 60 foot putt isn’t such a daunting putt at all because you broke it down to segments. Go and put this into practice. I think you’re going to have some fun on the putting green.