Putt well and improve your game

TODAY we continue from there and weigh in with a few more thoughts on how you could improve your game with the flat stick.

And for that we go back to what European Tour winner (now DP World Tour) Scott Jamieson said in his heyday on the circuit.

Sharing what he thinks made him hole-out so often from close range, Jamieson said: “Everybody has different thoughts on putting. I would try to keep it as simple as possible.

“All you can really control regardless of your technique is the first two inches where that ball starts. So when under pressure, keep it simple and concentrate on the first two inches. After that you’re at the mercy of the slopes and bumps on the green.”

Align the arrow

Line up the arrow, or logo, on the ball with where you want it to start. This is just a rough guide though, don’t spend ages getting it aligned exactly right. It just helps line up the clubface at address.

Balanced set-up

Always make sure you’re evenly balanced in the set-up, first and foremost. If you’re not balanced it’s impossible to keep the putter travelling on the correct path.

Practice swings

Try making practice swings standing inside the ball while looking at the hole, it might work for you, if you’re not already doing it. This is something many pros do to help with the path of the ball and it dropping into the cup.

Swing back inside

Try getting the putter from slightly inside going back to down the line in the follow-through, so the putter is always working towards the hole. This helps accuracy, but also promotes topspin.

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