5 Quick Tips To Help You Avoid Lipping Out Your Putts

In golf there are different types of shots that every player regrets. There are mistakes that are common to professionals, then there are mistakes you make on the course and everyone knows you are a beginner. One of the most common errors in golfing for beginners is lipping out the putts. This is also what is referred to as a missed putt. The following tips will help you learn how to avoid this and to have a good game in the process.

  • Visualize your putts
  • Focus on the center of the hole
  • Putting mechanics
  • Determine the speed of longer putts
  • Play the hole you are on

Visualize your putts

Visualization is key to making this stroke a perfect one. It is sad that a lot of players take this for granted. However, this is one of those mistakes that we were talking about which indicate that you are a beginner player. A good number of the professionals never make this mistake, unless of course they really are having a bad day on the green.

Focus on the center of the hole

One of the easiest ways of dealing with this problem is to focus to the center of the hole. In order for you to make a good putt, more than half of the ball is supposed to be inside the hole. The more you learn to do this, the easier it will be for you to focus more on a better line into the hole than ever before. Those who putt to the width of the hole just set unrealistic targets.

Putting mechanics

Do not pay so much attention to the mechanics of putting. This is a common rookie mistake. There are kids that putt so well even without lessons, so this should not be a challenge. What you need to do is to develop a good putting stroke, and learn to perfect it.

Determine the speed of longer putts

There is nothing so difficult about figuring out the speed of your longer putts. As a matter of fact, so many players often do this very easily by paying attention to the feel and touch of the club and their natural ability.

Play the hole you are on

Finally, and this one is specifically aimed at the beginner golfers, make it a point to play the hole you are supposed to be on. Do not be there physically but have your mind stuck on that shanked driver in the morning.