You’re on the green. Now what?

Golf Tips

One of the quickest ways to improve your putting game is to improve your posture. Jack Nicklaus was the first great golfer who made it popular to put your eyes directly over the ball when you are putting. This is very hard to do for many golfers so it has been suggested that a small mirror can be placed on the green and your golf ball can then be placed right on top of the mirror.

Eyes over the ball – To see if your eyes are indeed over the ball, make sure and stand in such a way that you can actually see your own eyes in the mirror. If you can’t see your own eyes, then you need to adjust your posture. A simpler method might be to let your putter hang from between your eyes and then make sure the club extends down directly over your golf ball. These techniques are great for getting the proper stance and alignment to the hole.

Placement of Your Feet – In terms of posture, it is also important to think about the way you place your feet and how you hold your body. If you typically miss your putts to the right, you may be standing too close to the ball. If you are missing to the left, you may be standing too far from the ball. These are not hard and fast rules but they are something to consider when you are adjusting your posture.

Shoulders Over Hands – The position of your feet will also affect the way your hands are hanging down from your shoulders. It is usually best if your hands are hanging directly beneath your shoulders. This will typically create a smoother stroke and a better direction on the ball. The most important consideration, however, is to keep your head and your body very still as you putt. You only need to move your arms and your hands. Nothing else!

Relax and Enjoy – Finally, it’s important not to get too caught up with the mechanics of your putting. Some people will insist on certain grips that will supposedly be better than others. Finding a grip that is comfortable to you and experimenting with the various postures will eventually give you a stance that is right for you. Consider the basic techniques for improved posture and then settle into a stance that is most comfortable.

Stick with What Works for You- Once you determine that successful stance, go ahead and stick with it even when you have a bad day. Practice it until it becomes perfect. Too many golfers become overly concerned with each specific detail of their stance, changing things every week and never really settling in to a relaxed posture. Don’t forget that a general relaxation and enjoyment of the game is paramount to having a successful swing and a low score. You have to have fun out there in order to truly enjoy the game!



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30 Responses to “You’re on the green. Now what?”

  1. hahahahaha shut the fuck up

  2. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ – TRUST JESUS – LIVE FOR JESUS CHRIST and you will have everlasting life !

  3. actually very nicely explained

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  6. Is this video a joke? lol

  7. Anthony Procopis Reply March 11, 2013 at 2:01 am

    4 Tips are all technical and have nothing to do with making putts on the course where we have to judge distance and speed. The other day I played with a 19 hdcp 75 year old guy. He missed a 20 ft putt by 12 feet and 3-putted. I asked what he was thinking about (twice) and told me he was “trying to hit up on the ball”….to where? I reminded him (against golf rules:) about the target and reading the Putt. Result: He had 7 1-putts in final 10 greens with 4 from 15-25 feet. Read, Routine, React,

  8. My crappy ipod speakers make it soun like the old guys 3CPO from starwars

  9. what kind of excellence is that…this guys feet are so wide it looks like he’s taking a shit

  10. Stance to wide.

  11. putting schools of EXCELLENCE! epic name

  12. I dislike youtube commercials.

  13. Hahahahahahaha you legend

  14. Harry Richardson Reply March 11, 2013 at 6:55 am

    i do not mean an upstroke like that, i mean an upstroke like that. ??

  15. #5 step in your line

  16. Hello! Thanks a lot for this useful video. By the way, I notice a lot of people keep on talking about Golfonax Training Program (google it), but I’m not sure if it is really good. Have you ever tried this golf training called Golfonax Training Program? I’ve heard some extraordinary things about it.

  17. i disagree with play with your hook or slice, if you have once of those you just make it worse when you play with it all the time.

  18. Hello! Thank you for this helpful video. By the way, I notice lots of people keep on talking about Golfonax Training Program (do a google search), but I’m not sure if it is good. Have you tried using this golf program known as Golfonax Training Program? I’ve heard many incredible things about it.

  19. Nice video, thank you.

  20. i have low t……

  21. sharpen

  22. my thoughts exactly, i saw a vid on here that fixed my slice completely, its called “Fixing a slice with the driver” i had a drive that was 150 yds out and 70 to the right, completley unplayable, this vid cured it, now its almost dead straight almost every time, only about 10% of my shots hook now. Ive just gotta figure out how to control my fade and draw now.

  23. So let me get this straight Jerry Lewis. You are telling me to play my natural shot, which is a nasty slice 70yrds. What happens when I am in a corridor that is 40yrds wide? Great advice dummy!

  24. So dont try to hit out of bounds, dont fix your drive if you are doing something wrong, and big tee middle tee small tee. Why the hell did you post this garbage?

  25. he means that dont smash and not risk anything

  26. so you’re telling me I want the ball to be in play?? I guess that’s where I was going wrong because I was actually aiming for the trees this whole time. What a worthless video

  27. yes!

  28. #1 tip about hitting your driver if you cant hit your driver: dont use your driver. #2 tip about hitting your driver if you slice or hook, dont try to correct it. great advice…

  29. If you want to hit your drives even longer, Google WorldsHottestDrivers.

  30. Right or left eye-dominant,if you play golf you are better find out.You will be amazed when you find that your dominant eye processes information faster and more accurately with a little practice .More information on youtube by tony mc mahon at smartvision