Putting ability is what separates the pros from the weekend golfers. It’s estimated that 80% of all golf shots are struck within a 25-yard radius around the hole.
The average player misses an incredibly high number of putts over three feet. For many, there is nothing more frustrating than getting to the green and coming up with a long birdie putt only to leave it short by mere inches!
There is no substitute for practice and learning how to read greens and the only way to get better at it is to work on your putting every day.
Below are some simple but impactful ways a backyard putting green and artificial grass installation in NJ can help:
1. Get more reps in
The more putts you hit, the better you will become at reading greens and making putts. A backyard putting green gives you plenty of opportunities to work on your putting stroke. You can also experiment with different putting strokes to see what works best for you.
2. Improve your accuracy
When practicing on a real green, it is easy to lose focus and stray from your intended line. With a backyard putting green, you can focus on your stroke without worrying about missing the mark. This will help improve your accuracy when putting on real greens.
3. Increase your speed control in artificial grass
Many players struggle to make putts from ten feet and beyond. A synthetic putting green allows you to work on your speed control to ensure that the ball reaches the hole at the desired pace. This is a critical skill to have when putting for birdie or par.
4. Practice your lag putting
Your “lag putts” are the ones you want to leave short of the hole, giving yourself a chance to use your putter or go for it safely. With New Jersey artificial turf, you can practice leaving the ball short of the hole and seeing how close you can get to making birdie without actually sinking it. Learn what kind of distance will give you reasonable birdie attempts that also save par if needed.
5. Work on your uphill and downhill putts
Uphill and downhill putts are some of the most difficult to make. You can practice these types of putts on a private putting green until you feel confident in your ability to make them.
Got a yard with no natural undulations? Skilled artificial grass installers can create the appearance of slopes and valleys on artificial grass installation in NJ, giving you all the benefits of practicing on an undulating green.
6. Improve your putting stance in artificial grass
Many golfers struggle with their putting stance. With a backyard putting green, you can experiment with different stances to see what works best for you. You can also practice your stroke while in different stances to see which produces the best results.
Design the Ultimate Putting Practice Area with Synthetic Grass in NJ!
A backyard putting green is one of the best ways to work on your short game anytime and as long as you like.