Good evening to you all, I hope that you have had a good golfing weekend with lots of low scores. For the last couple of weeks I have noticed how it is a little bit brighter in the mornings when I get up and I have started doing lessons until 5pm…. definite signs that things are looking up. Oh, and we only have 43 days until The Masters!
I often mention Jim Furyk & Bubba Watson in my lessons as they are great examples of how you can achieve a task, but by not going at it in the ‘traditional’ sense.
A couple of comparisons for you would be to take two numbers and make them add up to 4; this is the task. Some people would take 2+2 to solve the task, some would take 1+3 and the others would take 3+1. This shows 3 different way to complete the task and all of them are correct.
Having a putter with an incorrect loft for your stroke is one of the main reasons why a golfer leaves a putt short. When the ball comes to rest on the green it creates a slight depression in the ground; the job of the loft of the club is to lift the ball out of the depression. A putter with too much loft will lift the ball out of the depression and impart backspin on the ball. When the ball lands on the ground, the backspin will cause the ball to grip, causing energy to be lost and the ball will come up short of the hole. A putter with not enough loft will fail to lift the ball out of the depression, instead hitting the ball into the ground, which will also reduce the amount of energy transferred to the ball.
A putter with the correct loft for your stroke will lift the ball out of the depression and travel between 4-6 inches on a 10 foot putt. This usually results in a loft of approximately 3-4 degrees, but I have fitted someone in the past for a 6 degree putter because his hands were that far ahead of the ball at impact.
Stroke type refers to the direction of the putter head from the initial takeaway, through impact, to the end of the stroke. Players tend to have one of three stroke types; straight, slight arc and strong arc. As with all custom fits, these stroke types are swing characteristics and having one or another should not been seen as a fault. A straight arc sees the putter take a straight line path through the ball, slight arc has a small curvature to the action and a strong arc has a more pronounced curvature. Once we have established this action we can suggest which type of balanced putter suits you. We will match your stroke type to one of the following; face balance, mid hanged or toe down. We fit for this after research has proved that getting a correctly balanced putter to match your stroke will improve your consistency. Below are pictures of different balanced putters
There are just six days left for you to take advantage of my February playing lesson offer. For the month of February I am offering a 4 hour playing lesson with me for just £45. This is the normal rate for a 9-hole playing lesson, but for the next 6 days I am offering this deal. Do you struggle to put a full round of golf together? Have a blow up mid round? Have a hole you always score poorly on? Struggle with a particular shot? The golf course is the best place to see this in action. Contact me on 07745 543940 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your lesson.
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