Master lag putting to improve your putt

Putting is one of the most important strokes in golf and can often be the one that determines the difference between a birdie and a bogey. To master putting, it is essential to develop a solid technique, and in this article, we will focus on lag putting, an essential technique for controlling the distance and speed of the putt.

What is lag putting?

Lag putting is a putting technique that focuses on controlling the speed of the putt, ensuring that the ball arrives in the hole with just enough force to roll smoothly and fall in. Instead of focusing solely on the direction of the putt, lag putting helps you develop a sense of distance and speed, allowing you to execute more accurate and consistent putts.

Why is lag putting important?

Most amateur golfers make the mistake of hitting putts too hard, causing the ball to miss the hole. Lag putting helps you avoid this mistake by teaching you to control the speed of the putt, making sure the ball hits the hole with just enough force to fall in.

However, lag putting is also important for:

  • Reducing the number of putts per hole: Because you control the speed of the putt, you can adjust your stroke to the distance and slope of the green. By doing so, you reduce the chances of the ball falling short or overshooting the hole.
  • Improve your accuracy: A well-executed putt with proper speed is more likely to go in or stay near the hole. Therefore, mastering lag putting can make it easier to convert the putt.
  • Gain confidence in your game: As you master lag putting, you will become more confident and confident when executing your putts. In addition, by developing a solid lag putting technique, you will be able to make consistent putts in different conditions and with different clubs.

How to master lag putting?

Mastering lag putting takes practice and patience. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Visualization: Before you hit any putt, visualize the ball rolling smoothly into the hole and dropping in. Visualization can help you develop the confidence and positive mindset that are essential for successful putting. And, although it may seem a bit absurd, we must not forget that golf is a very mental sport, where your state of mind and mentality is crucial.
  • Practice with short putts: Start by practicing short putts of 3 to 5 feet. This will help you develop a feel for distance and speed without the pressure of having to make a long putt.
  • Focus on speed: When practicing, concentrate on controlling the speed of the putt rather than the direction. Imagine an imaginary line running from the ball to the hole and try to hit the ball hard enough so that it travels along that line without overshooting.
  • Use a metronome: A metronome can help you develop a steady rhythm for your putts. This will help you control the speed of your putt and help you hit the ball more consistently.
  • Practice and patience: Like any other technique in golf, lag putting takes time. Spend hours practicing lag putting on the course and on the driving range, experimenting with different distances and speeds. The more you practice, the more consistent you will become in the execution of this technique.

Come to Son Servera and improve your lag putting

At Club de Golf Son Servera, in addition to a great 18-hole course, we offer a practice area for you to practice lag putting. In addition, our instructors can help you develop a solid lag putting technique and improve your putting in general.

Don't wait any longer and come to Son Servera Golf to test your lag putting technique, improve and master it to become a better golfer, book your tee time now!

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