A proper posture is vital to having an excellent putting style. The first thing you should do is bend your waist in a way that the arms are hanging down. Doing this makes it easy for your arms to swing like a pendulum. Next, straighten your arms away from your body. You know you’re in the right track if your arms point to the ground. Then, slightly flex your knees.
Now, you have to place yourself properly in relation to the golf ball. You can do this by using a simple trick. Try putting the ball in the middle of your eyes, bend, and drop the ball. The place where it lands is where you should position yourself in relation to it. Once you have properly positioned yourself in relation to the golf ball, spread your feet apart in a way that your heels and shoulders are apart in similar width. Last but not the least, you should keep in mind that your toe line is parallel to the target line. If you have done all of these, then you are ready for the next important step which is the putting stroke.
Instead of the usual “right hand below left hand” putting gripping, you can level up your putting stroke if you try the “cross-handed” putting grip where the left hand is positioned under the right hand. This improves control and lessens the movement of the hand and wrist. Trying this for the first few times may feel awkward, but once you get the hang of it you’ll notice that you’ll have a smoother and more consistent stroke. One of the outstanding putters like Jim Furyk has used this as well as other top professional golfers. Some pros like Sergio Garcia and Vijay Singh whose putting styles went south used this technique to get back on track again.
Junior Elite Golf
New this year, Drumlins Golf Professionals Lisa Miller and Sean Dadey are offering a three day golf instructional program featuring Short Game, Full Swing video analysis including equipment evaluation and course management. 6:1 Ratio
** LIMITED TO FIRST 24 APPLICANTS **
This program is geared toward college-bound high school athletes, ages 13-18.
Tues, Wed, and Thurs – June 8th, 9th, 10th – 4-7pm
Three LSM Golf students played in the MACC college golf championship last weekend (Apr 30 – May 2, 2010) in Orlando, Florida.
Brittanie Seichen (Niagara), Megan Cahill (Siena), and Corrin Conroy (Albany), member of the Sienna College team, dominated the championship with an overall score of +89, winning first by 15 strokes!
Congratulations Siena College!
The coveted distinction of April 2010 Student of the Month goes to three students this time around! Pictured here (from left to right) are Mary Fletcher, Lauren Petty, and Nicole Deming visiting Lisa for golf instruction in Florida during spring break.
Letter from Lisa Miller’s Golf Colleague
Anne, Lisa, I wanted to deliver the most exciting news of John Michael scoring his first eagle and hole in one on the same hole!!! The “when did it happen” makes it, to me, all the more amazing…YESTERDAY!!!
Yes, there we were at West Hill CC yesterday afternoon in mid/upper 30’s weather…he golfing and I caddying. Surprise, surprise to find we were the only ones there. Hole # 7 which was playing about 149 yards is where the magic happened…
Brittany wins her second straight Section III Championship, 4 others qualify for State.
East Syracuse-Minoa senior Brittany Siechen wins her second straight Section III girls golf championship. The top nine place winners advanced to the State Intersectional tourney June 6-7 at the Foxfire Golf Club in Baldwinsville.
The Hole in One was shot at Hickory Hills, Hole # 8. It was 110 yards, it was really windy and uphill so she used a 7 iron! Congratulations Lauren!