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Beachcomber    204

I haven't had a putting lesson since I was a beginner golfer as a kid.  And that was basically just talking about the putting routine, and the proper etiquette on the green.  So I have had a formal putting lesson, but it was in the mid 80's and I have no idea what fundamentals we worked on.

The method/fundamentals that I'm currently using to putt is the same that Josh Zander discusses in this video:

Once you have sound fundamentals, you should try and reach an unconscious putting state... Read Dave Stockton's book:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/unconscious-putting/id440416039?mt=11

Lastly, I've gone to Aimpoint - which is a green reading class.  Basically uses a scientific method to determine the amount of break within a putt.  Takes guessing out of the equation by finding:

P = % Slope

A = Angle from Straight

D = Distance to the hole (walk it off)

S = Speed (measured on the practice green)

Here is a small video on Aimpoint:

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Best putting lesson you can get is going to an AimPoint class.  Next step would be to get a lesson from someone who has a SAM machine.  There are many different kinds of strokes you can use, lots of personal preferences, especially when it comes to what putter works for you.  Most golfers over do the whole "putt with the shoulders" and you'll see them bobbing their heads all over the place.

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Beachcomber    204
Originally Posted by mvmac

Best putting lesson you can get is going to an AimPoint class.  Next step would be to get a lesson from someone who has a SAM machine.  There are many different kinds of strokes you can use, lots of personal preferences, especially when it comes to what putter works for you.  Most golfers over do the whole "putt with the shoulders" and you'll see them bobbing their heads all over the place.

Good advice.  I want to get on a SAM machine this year.  That is one of my goals...

What do you think of the Zander video?  I think he does a great job of explaining why his setup is such to keep the head steady.  But curious to hear what you think?

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Beachcomber    204
Originally Posted by Golfingdad

Hey Mike ... Does SDGI have a SAM machine?

No Bogeys has one - and they are near you.

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