When putting, with what force should you hit the ball to get it inside the cup?
A ball landing one or two feet short of the hole has no way of making it in. Therefore, the first step in putting is to hit the ball with just enough force. This way, if the ball misses the hole, you don’t want it to travel more than a foot or two past the hole and you won’t have much difficulty making the next putt.
So, how do you determine how hard to hit the ball?
It’s quite easy. Go to your nearest practice green and swing putts from different distances until you start to get a better grasp on how hard to hit the ball at various lengths.
First you practice on an 8 feet putt, a 20 feet putt, and then a 40 feet putt. The ball should be hit from different angles around the hole to know how the different lengths of putts feels in your arms and hands.
With sufficient practice, you will start to develop a connection between the exact amount of force that you need to swing the putt and the right force needed to land the ball in the hole.
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