When it comes to golf putting tips, you never want to backhand another putt.
How many times have you seen a member of your foursome one-hand or backhand a putt that is within inches of the cup?Quite frankly, it happens to the best of us, including professionals and good amateurs even if they understand these most significant golf putting tips.
It typically happens out of frustration when you have missed a short putt you thought was automatic for either a birdie or par.
Even though the remaining putt may be within inches of the cup and almost impossible to miss, a typical reaction is to backhand or one-hand it instead of taking the time to establish the perfect posture, stance and grip to stoke the ball into the cup. This is no way to improve your golf game.
Whether it involves short or long putts, it happens all too often
You may remember the short putt Stewart Sink missed in A U.S. Open at Southern Hills several years ago that kept him out of a playoff with Retief Goosen and Mark Brooks.
Sink missed a rather makeable putt and then out of frustration , one-handed his next putt which was within inches, apparently thinking he was out of the tournament because Retief also had a makeable putt to get into the playoff. Sink missed the his makeable putt but so did Goosen.
However, Goosen took his time, lined up his remaining putt, took a proper stance, posture and grip of his putter and made the putt to get into the playoff after Sink had one-handed and missed his putt.
There was no guarantee Stewart Sink would have won the playoff but the one-handed putt cost him any such opportunity. How many times have you seen other great golfers one-hand or backhand an easy putt to take them out of contention at a tournament. John Daly easily comes to mind.
The golf method here is to take your time no matter how short a putt is.
Simply line up the putt, address the putt with perfect posture,stance and grip and stroke your putt into the center of the cup.
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