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This is How You Should Approach Every Putt

Below is a very important tip that will help you improve your putting. And as you know, anytime you improve your putting, your scores drop. This tip is from Jeff Richmond and Jeff has recently released a newly updated putting improvement program called: 5 Minutes To GREAT Putting. You can find out more about that by going here

Now here is the tip from Jeff on how you can improve your putting…

*Possible Putting by Jeff Richmond*

There’s times when you’re about to putt and you just feel that you’re going to hole the putt. You can’t describe why you feel that way, but you do. For most of us, that feeling does not come often enough.

But you can make that feeling happen more and more, and I’m going to explain how.

Now if you run across a really good putter you’ll find that they almost hole everything. If the ball doesn’t go in it will be very close to going in.

And if you got in their head you’ll find that they are trying to make everything they look at.

They don’t have thoughts about 3 putting or anything negative like that. Instead, they are focused on doing whatever is necessary to hole the putt.

Great putters believe they can hole every putt.

Do they hole every putt?

No.

But they believe they can.

And just because they miss some putts, it doesn’t stop them from thinking the next one is going in.

However, you just can’t go thinking before every putt…

“I’m going to hole this putt… I’m going to hole this putt…. I’m going to hole this putt.”

Because if you do that and you miss then you’ll quickly lose confidence and belief in your putting. But you can do the same type of thing without negative consequences when you miss. To do this you simply have to add two words to a positive statement and those two words are…

It’s Possible

I don’t know what you say to yourself when you get the feeling you’re going to hole the putt. It might be something like…

I’m going to hole this putt.

Or…

This ball is going in the hole.

And like I said… if you were to say that before each putt, you would quickly get discouraged when you miss. But if you add the words ‘it’s possible’ to statements like that, then you can use them before each putt to help you be more confident in your putting. For example, before every putt, you could say…

It’s possible I’m going to hole this putt.

Or…

It’s possible this ball is going in the hole.

See, every putt you face has the possibility of going in. So use that possibility to build up your confidence and belief every putt. If you do this and make it a habit then you’ll be a better putter long term.

And speaking about being a better putter… I have just launched a newly updated putting system that will give you the best chance of putting as good as a Tour Pro.

To find out more about that simply go here.

That’s a great putting tip from Jeff. The next time you play golf, give it a try. I’m sure it will help you to putt better. And as Jeff said, make sure you go here and check out his full putting improvement program to have the best chance of becoming a great putter.

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The Secret to Putting Like the Pros

It’s (your name here) with a simple tip that could transform your putting game for the better. This tip is from Jeff Richmond who is the creator of the 5 Minutes To GREAT Putting program that you can see here. So I’ll leave you with Jeff…

*Professional Putting Tip*

Today I’m going to give you a simple (yet very powerful) putting tip that could help you to save a lot of strokes every time you play.

One putting tip can easily do that. Just look at Rory McIlroy for example… his putting has been very poor of late, and then he makes a small change to his right hand putting grip and wins the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The more I look into putting improvement the more I think a lot of it relates to self-discipline, and here’s one big tip to help you with this.

Every time you watch golf on T.V. you see a ton of putting by the pros. And there’s one thing they all do that most amateurs and bad putters certainly don’t do.

Next time you watch golf on T.V. notice how at the end of the pros putting strokes they all hold their finish. It might be for a second or some even longer.

Then, the next time you play with your buddies watch their finish, and I bet you won’t see many hold their finish like the pros – UNLESS they are a good putter.

Instead, you’ll see lots of waving the putter after the ball is hit. Like they’re trying to control the ball somehow after it’s been hit.

It seems like a subtle difference but…

Good putter – Holds the finish Bad putter – Doesn’t hold the finish

Now if you’re a bad putter and you start holding the finish are you going to start holing everything?

Probably not.

But I bet you’ll putt better, and here’s why.

Good putters make good, confident strokes and hold their finish. They’re not trying to steer the ball into the hole.

Bad putters make steering type of strokes and keep trying to steer the ball into the hole after they’ve hit it.

At the start of this article, I said that the more I look at putting improvement the more I think it relates to self-discipline, and that’s especially true with this tip.

Holding your finish OR NOT is a habit.

If you want to improve your putting then make holding your finish a habit. To do this, simply every time you putt hold your follow-through for 3 seconds.

By doing this and making it a habit you’ll “program” yourself to make good strokes without so much concern from trying to get the ball into the hole.

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression that “trying fails”.

And that’s especially true with putting. If you try hard to steer the ball into the hole you’ll often miss. But if you make a good putting stroke and let the outcome take care of itself, you’ll often get better results.

Putting accounts for about 43% of every game of golf you play, and this month I’m going to help you more to improve your putting so you take strokes off your scores. It really is the quickest and easiest place to do that, so stay tuned.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your putting so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step
-by-step Putting Game Improvement program…

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Chipping Can Be Hard! This Tip Makes It Easy.

 

Chipping is simple.

OR…

At least it should be!

The amount of golfers that struggle with chipping is staggering. In my opinion, the main reason has nothing to do with technique per se, but tempo.

Most golfers that are poor chippers have poor tempo. They have stabby strokes.

So if your chipping could do with some help, here is what I suggest you do.

Get out your pitching wedge and practice swinging with good tempo. Click here to find out more.

To do this simply say “1” on your backswing, and “2” on your downswing and as you hit your ball.

But do this first without hitting a ball. Just get used to swinging back and forth with a “1”, “2” tempo.

Then when you’ve done that, put a ball in the way of your swing.

Make sure that you don’t change your tempo when a ball is in play. Just focus on your good tempo and let the ball get in the way.

If you do this, you’ll notice your chip shots will be better and more consistent.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s step-by-step Short Game Improvement program that will help you to have a short game as good as a pro.

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1 Tip to Improve Your Chipping Confidence…

Today I have for you some great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at ConsistentGolf.com.

Below you’ll find a common question Jeff gets about chipping along with his simply advice.

Question:
“I greatly lack confidence when chipping and I either fat or thin my chip shots. The contact is not good at all. Can you give me something to help with this problem?”

Answer
The biggest reason I see golfers struggling with chipping is because they have way too many moving parts.

The action of chipping is very closely related to the action of putting. Click here to find out more.

So to help you improve your contact when chipping, I suggest you treat your chip shots as long putts. So setup to your chip shots largely the same as you would a putt. Use your putting grip when chipping and assume a very similar stance.

Then when playing the chip shot, simply take the club back and through similar to how you would if you were to putt.

By doing this you’ll cut out a lot of extra movements, and this will make chipping much easier.

Now as far as club selection when doing this, I strongly suggest that you start practicing with a hybrid.

Why?

Because this will force you to do something different and learn to sweep the ball away. It’s very hard to fat a hybrid when chipping with it, and this will eliminate one bad shot and give you increased confidence.

So play chip shots like a long putt and watch your results and confidence soar.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.

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How To Improve Your Pitch Shot Feel

Today I have for you some great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at ConsistentGolf.com. By improving your pitching, chipping and bunker shots you can easily take a lot of shots off your scores.

Below you’ll find a really simple tip from Jeff Richmond to help you improve your chipping confidence and pitching feel, plus increase your confidence.

Many, many golfers have problems with chipping and pitching, and a lot of it comes down to confidence.

So without any further ado, here’s some tips and advice from Jeff to help you get the ball closer with your short game shots…

Pitch shots in the 20 – 50 yard range are tricky.

You need to have a good feel for the distance required before you hit the shot, otherwise you’ll have a lack of confidence over these shots. And a lack of confidence over a golf shot is a killer.

So here’s a way to improve your feel and confidence on these pitch shots.   Click here to know more.

Go out to a practice green, or even in your backyard, and spend five minutes or so tossing balls underhand onto the practice green, or to a set target at home.

Doing this will help your rhythm and tempo when you go to pitch a ball, because the tempo and rhythm used to toss a ball should be similar to the tempo and rhythm required to hit good pitch shots.

When you are underhand tossing the balls you should be aware of how your hand adjusts to produce different trajectories and distances.

So, experiment and toss the ball at different trajectories and from different distances away from your target. Feel and notice the difference in your actions. After underhand tossing balls for at least 5 minutes, then hit some pitch shots from the distances you’ve been at.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.

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Simple Tip To Improve Your Pitching Contact

Today I have for you some great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at ConsistentGolf.com.  The advice he shares below may seem contrary to the short game advice you’ve been given in the past but listen to what he says and then give it a try.

Everyone knows how important the short game is, but here’s some stats that may surprise you…

From 30 yards pros get up and down about 46% of the time. Whereas a 10 handicap golfer only gets up and down around 11% of the time, and a 30 handicapper only gets up and down about 3% of the time.

Ouch!

So the moral of the story boys and girls, is… improve your short game and your scores will drop!

But one of the biggest factors that prevents this has to do with contact on the short shots.

Because if you fat or thin your short game shots, then the ball is going to either go too far or too short, leaving you a long putt or, heaven forbid… another chip!

So today I want to give you one simple tip that will help you improve the percentage of contact on your short shots.

What I’m about to share with you is completely contrary to what you’ve heard about the short game.

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You see, the common advice with the short game is to put most of the weight on your left side (for right handers) at address and hit down on the ball.

Think about it… that’s ok for a professional or the golfer who practices a lot, because by doing this your contact has to be very precise. If you’re making a short stroke and hitting sharply down on the ball and your contact point is slightly off, then you’ll stub the club in the ground causing a fat shot, or you’ll hit the ball above the middle causing a thin shot.

So for most golfers I’m teaching, I suggest that when they setup to a chip or short pitch, they keep the weight fairly even at address and the ball in the middle of the stance.

Once setup like this, then I get them to make a much shallower backswing and follow-through. So it’s much more of a sweeping motion than an up and down motion.

Imagine a shallow U rather than a sharp V action.

This is a lot different than what is commonly taught, but for most golfers who I teach this, it gives better consistency and a much higher margin for error. Because the club is moving much lower to the ground, you can miss hit the ball and it’s still possible to get a good result.

You’ll hit less fats and thins with this approach.

So if your short game is a problem area for you, try this and let me know how you get on.

Hope it helps you.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.

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Why You Should Practice 9 Yard Pitch Shots

Today I have for you some more great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at Consistent Golf. So let’s get started…

A while ago I was reading an article online, which had research that shows the average distance golfers miss the green is 6 to 8 yards from the edge of the green.

Now for most pitch shots you want the ball to land a couple of yards from the edge of the green, and then let the ball run the rest of the way to the hole.

So knowing this can help you tremendously to lower your score… and here’s how:

Find a grassed area where you can practice pitch shots up to 30 yards in distance.

Then get about 50 balls ready to hit. Then place an object 9 yards away from you that you’re going to try to land your ball on.

Now I want you to get out the following clubs:

– 7 iron
– 9 iron
– Pitching Wedge
– Sand Wedge
– 60 Degree Wedge (if you have one)

Then I want you to play each shot with a different club, trying to land the ball on the 9 yard marker.

When you get proficient at doing this, then go to a practice green and find spots about 7 yards from the edge of the green.

Play shots with the appropriate club to land the ball a couple of yards on the green and let it run to the hole.

If you get really good at this ONE length of pitch shot, you’ll save yourself a lot of shots around the greens, AND…

You’ll be using your practice time wisely!

This can only help to lower your scores because when you can hit your chip, pitch and bunker shots close to the hole consistently you’ll save so many shots it’s not funny.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.

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