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Putting Drills - Are They All Good?

Many golfers want putting drills to help them improve their stroke and get the ball in the hole faster. Many golfers will hear that a friend used a golf putting drill that helped them and make the mistake that the same drill will help them too. Here are a few reasons why it does not work that way and what you should be looking for to find the best putting drills to improve your game.


Learning Styles
There are three major learning styles auditory, feel and visual. Auditory would be that the way that you best consume information is hearing it. For example, an instructor can simply tell you to do something different, you hear it and you can do it. Learning through feel you have to be able to feel the new movement before you can begin to learn it. Most golfers are visual and like to be shown something and then try to repeat it. One is not better than another, it is simply that we are build or wired differently. The putting lesson your friend may have received was for a visual learner. However, if you are an auditory learner, the golf tip will probably not help you very much.

Putting Mechanics 
There is more than one way to skin the cat known as putting. There is definitely more than one way and various golf drills to be successful! Some are successful swinging the putter straight back and straight through while other golfers prefer to make the stroke with an arc. If you go straight back and straight through and you want to know the new putting tip from you arc-putting friend…guess what? You are probably not going to like it very much as it more than likely will not improve your stroke. You need to find putting drills that match what you are doing in your current putting stroke.

Do you know your particular learning style? Do you know if you stroke your putts with an arc or do you swing the putter straight back and straight through? This is great information to have as you wade through all of the online golf lessons available to you as you try to improve your game.

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