No matter what sport or art you choose to invest your time and body into, it all aims to develop a certain skill or harness a specific talent.
Singers focus on their voice, dancers develop their flexibility, basketball players strengthen their physique and golfers specialize in their body coordination.Of course, everybody knows that these sports are not as shallow as that sounds, and that there are lots of things that is going on behind the scenes.
The same is true for golf. Learning golf is more than just mastering golf putters and having a perfect synchronized movement between your hands and the club (though it helps a lot).
In golf, a fundamental skill that every player should learn and master is putting.
Putting is the hitting of golf balls towards the green area with the intent to make the ball go inside the hole.
Having a perfect put can minimize your score (which is the point of the game) and give you a confidence boost throughout the whole game and for your career as a whole.
However, since putting is a skill, it has its own trainings and disciplines that you need to master before you can be a professional and add this particular ability in your repertoire.
A mnemonic is created to help golfers like you master putting. Just remember the word CHEF, which stands for C – club down, H – hands on, E – eyes on the target and F – feet should be set.
When you start to swing your golf putter, make sure that the putter face is aligned to the first foot of the line and never take your eyes off the ball and on the target line.
Different golfers have different strengths and weaknesses, preferences and styles as well as techniques. Golf is a very diverse sport although amidst this complexity induced by the richness of culture in this sport;
these players share a common element in their games:
A grip is probably one of the elements that beginner and amateur golfers make the most mistake from. Having the right grip in your swings can make the biggest difference in your swings. The most commonly used grip is the reverse overlapping grip.
This grip makes you place all the fingers in your right hand to the shaft and your left hand at the top of the shaft but overlapping your right hand’s little finger by your left index finger. Depending on your preference and comfortable grip, you can overlap an extra finger.
Next thing to remember is to master the float.
The float is the distance that a golf putter (or any golf club in that matter) and the ground has between them.
A float that is too low can give your swings less strength in their hits since it will most probably hit the ground and take some of the force out. In the same manner, a float that is too high can cause your swings to slightly miss your golf ball, thereby lessening the impact and force of your hits.
A float that is too high can even result to an embarrassing miss.
Let the golf putter be steady and position yourself in the proper posture before swinging away.After you have considered every factor in your swings, execute it in one swinging motion.
This part usually concerns less thinking and more feeling. It requires a good feel from your wrist to the golf putter and a good coordination between your eyes and the strength and swing of your arms. Create a mental map, before your every swing, of where you are and where you want the ball to be in. That way, you can have an estimate of how strong your swings would be and the direction you would be swinging.