Indoor golf putting tips

I have been known as the Golf Anti-practice expert for some time now. What does that really mean? Well, I’ll tell you in a nutshell that it means that I know that you can improve your game without going to the practice range. That’s really it. I teach folks that most of what they should be doing for game improvement lies in their head. The funny thing is that they know it…and yet they still are fighting the brainwashing that has been programmed over the years into them.

So what I really mean is…you can improve without traditional practice. That is throwing your clubs in the car, driving down to the course or range, and then getting a bucket to beat some balls.

For instance, can you improve your game on the green by indoor golf putting? Of course! The beauty of it is that because it is convenient (it’s in your own living room), you’ll actually do it. How many of us say things like “well, just as soon as that project at work is over, then I’ll get down to the range and work on my game.”

And the projects never end do they? Another one comes up right after the last one and after awhile, you stop making promises to yourself and just live with the lousy scores you’re getting used to.

It doesn’t have to be this way!

Yes, indoor golf putting is not quite the same as putting on a real green, I’ll give you that. But what can we gain from putting on your carpet at home? A lot. Here’s 4 big tips that if you start focusing on, will pay off in big dividends in lower score. And you can do them right in your own home.

1. For starters, whenever possible, inject some pressure into your putting indoors. Make up a game with a friend and put a few bucks on it. You will be training yourself on how to play under pressure. Whether or not you are on carpet or grass makes no difference there.

2. Take some time to putt for fun (not practice) while totally just focusing on keeping your body still. You can and should do this while watching TV. Pay attention to how it feels when you are still and only moving your shoulders. This is valuable no matter what method you use. You always want minimal movement in putting.

3. Get one of those tools that puts a straight line on a golf ball. Work solely on striking the ball and making the ball roll so that the line stays straight as the ball rolls and doesn’t wiggle. Folks, this is huge! If you can do this on your carpet, you can do this on a putting green. And when you do it for real, the ball goes exactly where you aim it. Many folks are totally unaware that they put sidespin on the ball while putting.

4. Hit balls one after the other with this as the goal: I will listen for the ball to go in the cup. I will not look up until the ball is still.

5. Stroke the ball with the non-dominant hand only as a drill. This imbeds a fluid follow through.

How many golfers will actually do this even though it is so easy?

These indoor golf putting tips are so easy and yet so powerful. The problem is, you don’t think that they will pay off. Get that in your mind first and convince yourself.  Watch pro putters on TV or live and see that they do these things consistently. Do you?

You can isolate out different aspects of your putting routine at home and indoors to ingrain perfect technique. Then, we you get to the course, you don’t have to think about it, it just happens on auto pilot.

Are you starting to get the picture? Use this kind of idea at home, at your office, anywhere that you can work on your game for just a couple minutes if nothing else. Think out of the box on how you can improve your golf. Many of us are just so busy with our lives and jobs that going down to the range just never happens now does it?

But you can lower your scores anyway.

Greens and fairways,

Craig

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  • Prolong says:

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  • Bogolf says:

    I really appreciate the knowledge you shared. I do agree with you on a point that practicing on real green is completely different from practicing on indoor golf putting. You might be an xpert putting indoors but you will not perform as well on the real thing.

    • Craig Sigl says:

      Hi Bogolf,
      True, but, you CAN practice a few habits that will make you a great putter on any surface if they are an automatic part of your putting.
      Greens and fairways,
      Craig

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