The putting game is the most important of the 4 short games in golf because it comprises almost half of all the strokes we take in a round of golf. The fastest way to reduce your score in golf is to take fewer putts per hole, this has been an accepted truth in golf instruction for as long as I can remember, and I can't disagree with it. Building a solid, confidant, putting game will certainly take your golf game to the next level.
If you already have a good putting game, think for a minute what your score would be if you were a poor putter. I think in order to create a good putting game you can rely on; you have to understand the way we think when it comes to our ultimate target, the hole. In the game of golf, the definition of "par" on a hole allows an expert golfer 2 shots on every green to complete the hole in the allotted number of strokes with taylormade r11 irons. That's 36 putts per round to shoot an even par score if you hit every green in regulation.
A very smart golf coach once said, "If you're not trying to hole every putt with taylormade r11 irons, you're going to get beaten by someone who is." Let's face it, most Tour Events boil down to a putting contest, they all hit it great, and they can all chip it close, it's the putter that makes the difference between 1st and 10th place on the leader board. If a Tour player adopted the attitude we have in the putting game, he, or she wouldn't be a tour player for long. So the first thing we have to do is change out attitude about putting, how do we do this, first we have to build a confidant putting set up and putting stroke.
The Set-Up: The putting set up is very important in a few aspects; the most important is that you are comfortable. I find a lot of golfers are trying to force themselves into a position they see a player do on TV or that their teaching Professional wants to see and they are not comfortable standing over the ball. If you're not comfortable standing over a putt with r11 irons, you will tend to freeze over the ball questioning yourself on line, speed, etc, this is disastrous.
I don't care if you stand with your feet together, apart, or on 1 foot, as long as you are in a comfortable position to execute the stroke. Being comfortable is the first and most important part of a confidant putting stroke with r11 irons. The only "rule" I have is I like to see your eyes directly over the ball at address. This gives you a "down the line" perspective of the putt and allows you to see the line better. So how do you achieve the level of comfort needed in order to have a free flowing putting stroke?