Monday, March 26, 2012

Putting On Fast Greens

SilverHorn  PGA, instructor Rob Myers is back with some more great advice that we could all benefit from- how to putt on fast greens.

"When you find yourself putting on fast greens there are a couple things that are super important to remember.  On fast greens it is imperative that you pick intermediate targets on the putting green, and it is equally important that the intermediate target you pick keeps you on the high side of the hole.   Not only will choosing an intermediate target help you get the ball started on the right line, but it will also help you focus on something that is short of the hole.  By focussing short of the hole you might be able to keep from hitting the ball as firm as you normally would.  This is a huge key in being able to "die" the ball in hole on quicker putting surfaces.  Another thing to make sure you are focussing on is making sure that the intermediate target you pick gets the ball started on the high side of the hole.  It's dangerous to get the ball on the low side of the hole too soon on quick greens because then the ball is rolling quickly away from the hole rather than towards it.  The longer you can get the ball breaking towards the hole and not away from it the better off you will be.

Putting on quick greens can be tricky, but if you are able to keep these couple things in mind they should help you be a little more consistent.  Over time you will probably find that while putting on fast greens is a challenge, its a fun one!  Let me know if you have any questions.  Good luck, and make it a great week!"

If you are looking to improve your golf game Rob is available for lessons at SilverHorn and offers discounted rates for members of SilverHorn (our lowest memberships start at $10 a month!). E-mail Rob at to schedule a lesson or to simply ask Rob a question.

Also visit Rob online at Rob's website:

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