5 Basic Elements Of Effective Golf Putting Setup

Effective golf putting setup includes a number of elements from how you position the golf club to how you swing to complete the shot. Your setup, posture and how you are able to align the ball with the target and your clubhead all play important aspects on how the shot will turn out. Here are 5 basic elements you should consider reviewing when working on your putting setup.

  1. Create good impact of the ball in center area of clubface. When you are aiming to hit the ball the central area of the clubface should establish solid contact. This helps the ball move forward in a straight line on the path you visualized before making contact. When impact is good it shows other elements of your setup are on point. This includes accuracy and the amount of power to use to hit the ball.
  2. Visualizing a straight line for ball to travel after contact. Prior to hitting the ball, visualize how the ball should travel. When doing this think about how your setup should be in order to execute and achieve the final result. The line or ball path helps you stay focused while swinging to hit the ball. When you make contact you want to replicate your vision.
  3. Develop good alignment of shoulder and forearm during execution. Good alignment will help in keeping the ball in line with the target. This should include keeping your body square with the target and creating alignment with your feet and shoulders along with your forearm. As you execute your shot these elements will work together along with your swing. When you have poor alignment it can be difficult to establish the level of accuracy you are looking for.
  4. Establish good grip to help you take the shot. The right grip can make a difference in establishing control of the ball. The right grip also helps control power that follows behind the ball. Too tight of a grip could create too much power and the player won’t have full control of the ball or where it goes.
  5. Establish proper stance to help you through your swing motion. (lean from hips forward) Your stance should include leaning forward with your hips slightly. This helps create a smooth swing motion and keep other elements of your stance in sync with each other.


Golf Is All About Strategy

Considering all aspects of a golf course you’ve never played before takes a bit of time. But you will reap the rewards of that effort during play. Your final score will surprise your opponents who thought they had one up on you because of their familiarity with the course. So take the time and do your homework. Making a habit of doing so will improve your game immensely. Golf is, after all, as much about strategy as it is about skill.


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