How to Practice Your Putting

By | on January 7, 2013 | 10 Comments |


In this tip I explain how to practice your putting so you are not wasting time when you get to the putting green. This is about stats and logic. Once you understand it you will definitely want to practice this way on a regular basis.



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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

10 Responses to “How to Practice Your Putting”

  1. Paul:

    Would you talk about “eye dominance” when looking at putting line.

    Dom Erba

    • I will think about this one. I am just looking at it with my right eye. With the eyes over the line no matter which is your dominant eye you will be swiveling your head and looking down your line. So make sure your eyes are close to being over top of the ball or a little inside and you should be fine.

  2. December 24, 2012


    Great tip Paul! I know we are not supposed to be “traveling” around the web page but I have improved my performance with the long game and I was struggling a little bit with the putter and practicing harder and harder without any signs of improvement. Now I have realized that I was working poorly (mainly 6-10 footers) and still three putting a lot.

    I’m going to change the way I practice. Thanks again Paul! As always purely common sense!

  3. May 25, 2013


    I’ve followed this technique for a while and I’ve done a lot of memorable putts while I’m playing, however currently my biggest problem is 3 m or less putts where I lose the line or I hit short or long. I know These shouldn’t be a problem but it seems my “calibration” is locked to the long ones. Any ideas? Thanks.

  4. July 7, 2013


    One voice, one coach………….


    I really needed to see more of your putting tips last night. Last week, an older gentlemen who I was practicing with recommeded that I get a different putter, one that had a longer line on the back of it similiar to his (the one I had is simililar to yours). I was being respectful and said I’d think about it. I decided to get a cheaper one with the line and balls on the back of it and took it out for a wurl. Not too bad. Last night, I see your tips on why people change putters every few weeks and being too focused on the lines and stroke instead of “throwing the ball at the target”. I’m looking at the monitor feeling guilty saying, “that is so me.” So this morning, I went out to the practice green with my ol’ trusty putter that I started this journey with, Kayren (don’t ask). Practicing 50 – 60 footers, my grouping was a lot better as far as getting it into the tap-in zone. And…… I drained a 50 footer…ON Tape!! AND…….. right after that, going back the other way, I knock down a 56 footer thru the side door !!!!!!! “One voice, one coach.” Every one has a golfing opinion or tip out there and sometimes it can be frustrating trying to weed thru them all. Even though we’ve never met in person, you’re my “interwebs” coach. And if you say stick with the ol’ trusty and keep “throwing them to the hole” from distance, that’s what I’m gonna keep doing. Brings a huge smile to my face when I flush a few down.

    Thank you Coach,


    • Lance,

      You need to be confident with your putter. Whether it costs $5 or $500 it doesn’t matter if you like it. So stick with what you like and practice.

  5. under stand tips enjoy very much, thank you….billy

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