Putting On Your Mind

Some of you have expressed difficulties in switching from playing Bermuda greens to Bent grass greens when playing multiple rounds in the Myrtle Beach area.

The two most important points to consider are:
1. PACE – Bent grass is usually faster than bermuda, so before you tee off, make sure you go to the putting green and practice long putts. I mean 20 & 30 footers, until you can lag them to within 2-3 feet – this will set your feel correctly for the round.
2. While on the course, READ YOUR PUTTS FROM MORE THAN 1 DIRECTION. The breaks are subtle, and you will often see a break from behind the hole that you did not see from behind your ball.
3. Focus on these two areas to improve your overall score, and you’ll have a lot more fun!

Mel Sole is Owner and Director of Instruction for the Phil Ritson – Mel Sole Golf School. Mel is a GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest Top Teacher, and his Ritson-Sole academy has been ranked ‘Top 25 USA Golf Schools’ by GOLF Magazine for 10 straight years.

Reach Mel at 800-624-4653 or melsole@ritson-sole.com. Visit his website at www.ritson-sole.com.

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