Learn how to putt in a straight line with our golf video tutorial
You'll need to know how to putt in straight lines in order to properly aim for the hole in as a few shots as possible
The putt is a shot which requires finesse and good judgement. To learn more about it, check out the other putting videos in the golf program!
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In this video, you are going to learn how to putt straight, that is, to hit the ball in a straight line towards the hole.
To perform the following exercise, you will need 3 balls, a putter and 2 extra clubs.
Try this on a practice green so as not to bother other golfers.
In this video we will show you a key exercise which, with practise, will enable you to master your putting technique.
Place the extra club on the green, aligning the shaft with the hole.
Place your balls at the end of the club furthest from the hole.
Position yourself facing the ball, putter in hand.
Get into a comfortable position, keep your eyes above the ball and feet anchored to the ground.
Now, putt using a swinging motion, without accelerating.
Your ball should follow the line towards the hole, without touching the club.
Take a look at our video "controlling the putting swing" to improve the movement of your swing.
Once you have mastered this exercise, add a second club parallel to the first.
The first goal is to concentrate on the trajectory of your ball so that it rolls parallel to the clubs placed on the green.
The second goal should be to get the ball into the hole.
Repeat the exercise until you've mastered it. Over to you!