What is the Best Off the Green Putting Options Golf Senior Tip (Video)
What is the Best Off the Green Putting Options Golf Senior Tip (Video)

So when we look what the best options are when you’re off the green. Well it just makes it all right when you’re on the green it is a putter we’re going to play a putter, but what if you’re off the green maybe you say a couple of yards off the green. Well if you chip and pitch that’s great, but this is all about what’s your best putting option. So there’s so much and your short game isn’t very good you’re not a good chipper you’re not a good pitcher so we’re going to use this putter. So what are we going to have to take in?

First of all let’s think about it. If you’re two or three yards off the green and we got quite lush grass we’re going to have think to ourselves right okay we’re going to have to now line ourselves up and we’re going to have to get the tempo a little bit quicker. So instead of kind of going back on the green slowly through, maybe it’s a little bit medium now, a little bit faster and maybe you might have to increase the length of that swing. So when you’re off the green you think what’s the best option? Well look at what you’re faced with. You could be 20 foot off the green, the grass might be so short because it’s been parched with the sun and it is all undulating .makes it a very, very fast putt. So look at what you’re faced with. First of all the slopes, secondly the length of the grass and last but not least, the actual condition of the ground, is it firm, is it soft? What’s the condition of the ground? Because if it’s soft it’s going to affect the ball, and once you got that information on board it is just then a question of thinking right I now need to either shorten my swing because it’s a very, very fast putt even though I’m off the green but I need to lengthen the swing. So look at the facts, with short swing, medium swing longer swing and think about the tempo, if it’s fast you don’t have a fast tempo. Put that information together and with that -- yes okay at first it’s a bit hit and miss when you’re on the golf course you get one option. If you go the practice area and throw half a dozen balls around the green, I’m sure before long you will start getting the feel of what you’re trying to attempt ideally you might chip and pitch, but this is all about putting. So there’s your options take into consideration what I’ve said and just go into the practice ground and put it into practice and with practice you’ll get a lot more consistency and a lot more confidence in what I’m asking you to do. Enjoy.
2014-04-02

So when we look what the best options are when you’re off the green. Well it just makes it all right when you’re on the green it is a putter we’re going to play a putter, but what if you’re off the green maybe you say a couple of yards off the green. Well if you chip and pitch that’s great, but this is all about what’s your best putting option. So there’s so much and your short game isn’t very good you’re not a good chipper you’re not a good pitcher so we’re going to use this putter. So what are we going to have to take in?

First of all let’s think about it. If you’re two or three yards off the green and we got quite lush grass we’re going to have think to ourselves right okay we’re going to have to now line ourselves up and we’re going to have to get the tempo a little bit quicker. So instead of kind of going back on the green slowly through, maybe it’s a little bit medium now, a little bit faster and maybe you might have to increase the length of that swing. So when you’re off the green you think what’s the best option? Well look at what you’re faced with. You could be 20 foot off the green, the grass might be so short because it’s been parched with the sun and it is all undulating .makes it a very, very fast putt. So look at what you’re faced with. First of all the slopes, secondly the length of the grass and last but not least, the actual condition of the ground, is it firm, is it soft? What’s the condition of the ground? Because if it’s soft it’s going to affect the ball, and once you got that information on board it is just then a question of thinking right I now need to either shorten my swing because it’s a very, very fast putt even though I’m off the green but I need to lengthen the swing. So look at the facts, with short swing, medium swing longer swing and think about the tempo, if it’s fast you don’t have a fast tempo. Put that information together and with that -- yes okay at first it’s a bit hit and miss when you’re on the golf course you get one option. If you go the practice area and throw half a dozen balls around the green, I’m sure before long you will start getting the feel of what you’re trying to attempt ideally you might chip and pitch, but this is all about putting. So there’s your options take into consideration what I’ve said and just go into the practice ground and put it into practice and with practice you’ll get a lot more consistency and a lot more confidence in what I’m asking you to do. Enjoy.