Jun 25, 2022

Top 3 Tips for Putting Speed

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Putting speed can greatly affect your play style and the overall outcome of our swings and putts. For many recreational golfers, putting speed varies greatly depending on things like hole location, weather, and even mood. But for those looking to improve overall performance, it’s important to maintain a consistent, reliable putting speed in order to eliminate variables that could alter our outcomes. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to ensure quality putting speed and consistency over time.

Tip #1: Consistent Grip Pressure

There are quite a few options when it comes to gripping your club, but the most important factor at play is the pressure within your grip. Maintaining a consistent grip pressure is key to consistency in stroke and controlling distance. An increase or decrease in pressure throughout a stroke can cause your performance to vary, which means your progress as a golfer can suffer. Generally, golfers prefer a softer grip pressure, though that isn’t to say there aren’t great putters with a more firm grip. Regardless of your personal preference, the key to success will always be consistency in grip pressure.

Tip #2: Hit vs Stroke

It’s important to consider the type of putter that you are when you step up to the course. Whether you have an aggressive, short-style putting approach - often considered a “hit”, or a more fluid-style stroke approach, it’s important to keep these preferences in mind every time you swing. Find what works for you and stick with it in order to tune into your style throughout drills and training. This will help you develop confidence, which is especially useful in practice and performance.

Tip #3: Trust Your Training

As golfers grow and develop their skills, or age over time, it can be easy to assume that your style or approach should change, too. And while this might be true in some areas of your play style, it’s really important to remember to trust your training. Staying consistent in your practice and play can have a huge impact on your overall performance. Don’t lose the fearless attitude of young, fresh players. As we age and our nerves tense up, it’s common to consider putting to be more challenging, but we encourage you to stay loose, nimble, and trust your training.

Our upcoming 6-week Compete Confidence Signature Course covers - and expands on - tips like these in detail. Perfect for female golfers looking to bring more confidence and expertise to their technique, this program will have you feeling your best as you step up to the golf course.