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Preparation Pictures

Posted July 23, 2015 in beginner distance mental

Before hitting the shot, talk through what it will take to get the ball to the green. Whether you have a caddy, or someone playing with you, there are many aspects to think through before hitting:

  1. Talk about the yardage to the pin, from front to back, as well as what it will take to carry any bunkers or hazards in front of the green.
  2. Factor in the wind and direction of the shot.
  3. Decide where the best spot on the green is to putt from. If you want to stay below the pin, and have an uphill putt for birdie, choose a club that keeps your short. If you want to be pin-high, choose a target accordingly.
  4. Once all your thinking is complete, select your club and swing away.