Category Archives: Putting

Teaching articles about the fundamentals of putting

  • Short Putt Mental Strategy

    Posted on June 21, 2017 by Grant in Putting, The Mental Game.

    Here’s my mental strategy for short putts: Short Putt Mental Strategy from Grant Brown Golf on Vimeo.

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  • Putting Speed Control Drill

    Posted on December 13, 2016 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Practice, Putting.

    Here’s a good drill to practice controlling the speed of your putts: Putting Speed Control Drill from Grant Brown Golf on Vimeo.

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  • Putting Alignment Drill

    Posted on December 13, 2016 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Practice, Putting.

    Here’s a great drill to work on your alignment: Putting Alignment Drill from Grant Brown Golf on Vimeo.

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  • Pullback Putting Drill

    Posted on April 2, 2015 by Grant in Drills, Putting.

      This pullback putting drill is my favorite practice game; It helps me putt better under pressure: Pullback Putting Drill from Grant Brown Golf on Vimeo.

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  • Putting Acceleration Drill

    Posted on October 20, 2014 by Grant in Drills, Putting.

    A common reason for missing short putts is deceleration of the putterhead through impact. The main reason this happens is because the golfer takes too big of a backswing and then has to slow down through impact to avoid hitting the putt too hard. Here’s a good putting acceleration drill to help you avoid decelerating […]

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  • Putting: Take one last look

    Posted on September 22, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

    After setting up to a putt, I take one last look at the hole, then look back at the ball and then stroke the putt immediately. Taking one last look focuses my mind on how the ball should roll to make the putt. Many golfers stand over the ball staring at it before starting their […]

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  • Putting Drill: Rock your Shoulders

    Posted on July 2, 2014 by Grant in Drills, Putting.

    For short putts it is best to rock your shoulders without any wrist action. To get the feel this stroke, you can place an alignment rod between your chest and arms while you stroke some practice putts. During the backswing, focus on keeping the same angle in your wrists that you started with at address. […]

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  • Reading Greens

    Posted on March 4, 2014 by Grant in Course Management, Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

      Do you have a consistent process for reading greens? Or do you just wait until it is your turn to putt and then hurriedly guess the line and go with it? Here’s my process for reading greens that has helped me make a lot of putts over the years: 1. Read the slope from […]

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  • Swing the Putter Head

    Posted on February 17, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

      Have you been pulling or pushing a lot of short putts lately? If so, you might want to check the first part of your backswing. A lot of short misses happen when the hands are the first thing to move on the backswing instead of the putter-head. I don’t like missing short putts so […]

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  • Long Putts: How much wrist action is right for you?

    Posted on February 5, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

      When it comes to long putts (60 to 100 feet), I have found that using a little wrist action helps me hit the ball in the center of the club-face every time. In the picture above I am using some wrist action on my back-swing for an uphill 90 footer. And, in the picture […]

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