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Tips For Putting On Fast Greens

Tips For Putting On Fast Greens

Tips For Putting On Fast Greens

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2 and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools.  Any type of golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

Monthly Golf Tips by the Mel Sole Golf School.

In this month’s video golf tip, Mel reports from México, where he’s teaching at the beautiful Club de Golf Malinalco. According to Mel, this course features the best greens he’s ever putted on. The greens are very fast, and require a good read and solid technique. Mel shares his essential tips for putting on fast greens like the ones at Malinalco and Augusta National.

I love putting on fast greens.  The ball always tends to roll very true, especially on short putts.  But there is a special technique to learn to putt on greens faster than normal.

Hit it off the toe.

In order to start the ball slowly off he putter face, you need to hit the ball off the toe of the putter.  When you hit the ball in the center of the putter is will sometimes come off the putter face too fast and it is hard to control the distance.

Putting off the toe deadens the hit.  There is a soft feel and the ball will start rolling a lot slower.

Soft Grip Pressure.

The pressure that you hold your putter will also affect speed.  On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being as tight as you can hold it and 1 being so soft that the club almost falls out of your hand, the pressure should be a 2!

 

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

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