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Improve Putting in Winter

January 15, 2014

Improve Your Putting in the Harsh Minnesota Winter

Minnesotans tend to hibernate and shut down their golfing game in the winter.  Winter is actually a perfect time to sharpen your skills since you’re not worrying about your score on the course.   Minnesota PGA Professional Chris Foley shows us some basic tips on how to improve your putting during these cold winter months in the comfort (and warmth) of your living room in this video.

1. Keep the golf ball fair and square.

You can improve your straight-line shots right now in your living room with a putter, a ball, and a target. Keep your swing steady and completely aligned to exactly where you want the ball to end up.

2. Distance control, distance control, distance control.

This is really the most important part of putting. Over or undershot putts are what keep many professional golfers from coveted under par scores. You can set up targets of different distances: one at 10, another at 20 and the last at 30 feet. You’ll work on precisely hitting the golf ball at various distances. This can help you more accurately measure the distance of a future high-stakes putt and it will definitely give you that edge come spring when it really matters.

So, Minnesotans, don’t drop your game completely in this harsh climate. Practice now with precision, accuracy, and tons of distance control.   This will amp up your putting skills and get you up and running for a fantastic golf season in the spring.

Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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