by Carlie Edwards
Do you ever wonder why the simplest golf shot seems to cause
the biggest problem for golfers?
Golf putting is the only shot that's possible to execute
without flaws. Some of us start off as kids putting and some
of us are pretty darn good at this even at a young age. This
golf shot is often what leads us to our lifelong addiction
to this wonderful game of golf.
OK, so if this is the case then what goes wrong? How is
it that the easiest of golf shots become an absolute nightmare
in an adult golfers life? Unfortunately, there is no easy
answer to this question. Experts find this to be just as baffling
as the inexperienced amateurs do. One would say it's all in
the mind, and this is probably not far from the truth in the
case of golf.
A number of years ago an American company designed a golf-putting
machine to aid in golf training. Tests were carried out in
optimum putting conditions, and they were to discover that
their new pride and joy could not even make every putt. Even
though they dismantled this machine, tweaked it here and there
until they felt they were certain that it was going to work
perfectly, well guess what, it still failed to hole some of
the putts. So maybe there is something to the black art about
So, what lesson do we learn from the above? The fact is
that you're never really going to achieve perfection in putting.
If a perfectly working machine under perfect operating conditions
fails to hole every golf putt, we can safely say that, as
humans will never be able to be perfect. After all as humans
we all have our imperfections.
As a good rule of thumb stop giving yourself a hard time
over missing a few putts. Even the top professional golfers
find themselves in the same position. Golf putting problems
are more likely to be psychological than physical. So under
these circumstances you shouldn't be getting down on yourself
mentally, as we can see this can only make matters worse.
Now the question is, is there anything that you can really
do if you have some sort of putting problems? One suggestion
would be to think about your mental state and picture that
you really can putt, you may want to look into self hypnosis
tapes as this can help you get into a stronger mental state.
You may also want to try changing your putter; sometimes this
will do the trick. Keep your eye on the professionals as some
of these golfers have suffered from the same situation. Often
times we can learn from just watching and following others
that are successful at golf putting.
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