Left-to-right putt

June 27, 2015 Posted by Matt

puttAvoid a left-to-right putt.  A common mistake for right-hand golfers is to cut the ball when making a left-to-right breaking putt.  It is a common tendency to do this, but the cut spin will make the ball come up short and roll to the right of the hole.  When you are putting, pick an aiming point to the left of the hole and strike the ball as if you were hitting it dead straight.  Let the slope turn your ball and not the cut that you place on it with your putter face.  Be careful not to open your stance too much to the left; this encourages a cut stroke.