For most golfers, putting is 40% of their total score. For new golfers and those who plain infrequently, putting can accumulate to over 50% of their score. It makes sense that if you want to score better that you should focus on the club you use most. For those of you who think your a good putter, consider the 40% statistic listed above. Although you may be thinking about your consistent slice off the tee or how much you struggle hitting a fairway metal off the ground, consider this. Putting is what separates the good from the average and the great from the good. So if your looking to elevate your game, consider putting first, chipping and pitching second, iron play third and the rest will come as your swing and your game evolves.
The good news is that it's not always the club and it's not always your fault. Although your flat-stick may be causing some of the issues, your putter can be altered/fitted to fit you. If you like your putter, consider taking it your your local golf shop to have it fitted. A simple grip, loft and or length change can be the decisive factor in you scoring better.
Watch the above video to learn more about how you can diagnose your putting faults and learn how to sink more putts. I will demonstrate the difference between the most common types of putting strokes, the most common misses and the most important fundamentals. These elements are critical to improving your putting and easy enough to take to the golf course. With a little practice, you should see a noticeable improvement.
As always, your questions and comments are welcomed.