This Article is About
fedex
foot birdie putt
target line
putter face
golf score
golf coach
putts
birdies
The Perfect Putt - David Mathis Putts To Lead The Fedex Classic 2011
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

David Mathis performed excellent putting in the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic 2011. He needed only 25 putts to complete the round ending at a 5 under par 65. Together with a consistent driver hitting 79 percent of the fairways and his fine putting, David was able to make 6 birdies with only one bogie.

David's made these birdie putts today:

  • 19-foot birdie putt on number 11
  • 8-foot birdie on 13
  • 8-foot birdie on 16
  • 15-foot birdie on 2
  • 13-foot birdie on 3
  • 4-foot birdie on 5

Why was David's putting this good today? He attributed his excellent putting to being able to "straighten out his line" -- a tip he got from his golf coach. It proves that when you nail down the essentials of a perfect putt, good things happen.

For the average golfer, there is no easier way to lower your golf score than better putting. Think about it for a minute. You use your putter more than any other club. For regulation golf, par allows 2 putts per green. If you 3-putt or 4-putt holes, you can quickly ruin your score.

Aim and strike your putt precisely along the target line

The lesson learned from David Mathis' FedEx round today is -- aim your putt precisely at the target line.

After you have read your putt and considered all the variables that affect its roll into the hole, pick a definite target line. When you address the ball, hold the putter with the left hand and carefully place its sole flat on the ground behind the ball with the sweet spot of the putter face aimed squarely through the ball and along your target line.

Use the alignment mark on your putter to make sure your line is "straight" through the ball along the target line. This is exactly where the putter face should strike the ball. Now complete your grip, and sink that putt.

Follow trusted golf advice

Another lesson from David is to heed trusted golf advice. He listened to his coach and it paid off. Even the pros need help.

Where do you go for help with your putting?

Learn the key to perfect putting and shave strokes off your score. And for top-notch putting instruction online, check out excellent resources made available online by a team of expert golf instructors on every aspect of your golf game -- including putting. Trust their advice and fix your golf swing. Make the game of golf fun.

By the way, David Mathis is another professional golfer who credits his father with getting him started in the game of golf.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Fedex Cup Tournament Schedule
Do you remember the end of the golf season before the FedEx Cup? I was thinking about that this past weekend while watching the first tournament of the FedEx playoff. I don't remember much about the end of the golf season prior to 2007 when the playoff system was introduced.…
By: adam26 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Aug 29, 2013  
0
  Likes: 2

Overcome the Self - Destructing Golfer In You
It was a moment that summed up the self-destructing golfer that all golfers, average or great, experience: I K Kim missed a 1-foot putt on the final hole in the Kraft Nabisco Championship to win the LPGA's first major tournament of the year. She was visibly shocked and subsequently lost…
By: Golfspice in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Apr 03, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Simplifying The Method Of How To Hit A Draw
Hitting a draw shot is one of the most coveted skills in golf. Many golfers, including me, wish they could hit a natural draw and be able to repeat it with consistency. The draw is one of the most preferred ball flight paths because it provides the most distance and…
By: Frank Johnson in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Apr 03, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

How to Choose the Best Putter
The golfer has a wide choice of putters and putter styles to choose from today. But which one is best? There is no simple answer to this question. Putter designers are constantly working to create the perfect putter. The best putter is one you are comfortable with, that fits your…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Jun 02, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Play A Draw Or A Fade In Golf - Which is Best?
The old argument of whether to play a draw or a fade in golf has historically been won by those in the "draw" camp. Not sure why but I suspect because it gets more distance. It may also be because over ninety percent of golfers have an uncontrollable slice and…
By: Lawrence Bredenkamp in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 02, 2011  
0
  Likes: 6

Phil Mickelson and Charl Schwartzel - Perfect Putting Strokes
Phil Mickelson is a master of the short game -- including putting. Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel stroked perfects putts on the final four holes of The Masters Golf 2011. The next time you watch Schwartzel or Mickelson putting in tournament play on TV or in person, carefully watch their style.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Apr 29, 2011  
0
  Likes: 6

How to Find Your Putters Sweet Spot
For precise putting you must strike the golf ball exactly on your putter's sweet spot. Do you where this exact spot is located? Take a look at your putter. Is there an alignment mark on the top of the putter blade? Maybe your putter has an alignment mark on the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 26, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

Fix My Golf Swing - 9 Bad Golf Shots to Avoid
9 Bad Golf Shots to Avoid Slice. Perhaps the most common complaint the among weekend golfer -- the sliced golf shot has enough clockwise spin to cause the ball to curve to the right (for right-handed golfers), The ball flies through that dreaded curving trajectory to the right ending up…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Aug 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 2

Fix My Golf Swing - Perfect Putting Grip
Putting is so important to the overall golf game. In a regulation round of golf on a par 72 golf course, at 2 putts for each green -- a player will make a total of 36 putts. That's half of all the golf strokes in a regulation round of golf.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Jun 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Golf Putting Stroke - Tips to Improve Your Putting
Golf is a fun game when your swing feels right, your ball sails away on a trajectory exactly where you envisioned, The scenery is stunning and the camaraderie with your friends is enjoyable. "It couldn't get much better than this," you think to yourself. Your high approach shot fell on…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 16, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

To Play A Draw You Must Have An Inside Out Golf Swing
In a previous article I explained how an inside out golf swing can produce three different ball flights depending on the angle of the club face through impact. One of these shots is a draw and in this article I will explain why you cannot play a draw with any…
By: Lawrence Bredenkamp in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Mar 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

How To Get Your Club On Plane In Your Golf Backswing
One of the most important parts of your backswing is being on plane. If you're not on plane this early in your golf swing, you will not be able to come down into impact in the correct position to compress the golf ball. I personally struggle with this exact fault…
By: Mike Pedersen in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Oct 02, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

How to Get Started With Fantasy Golf - PGA Fantasy Simplified
Fantasy golf is one of the more interesting types of fantasy sports out there, though you may be surprised to know that fantasy sports may have started with PGA fantasy, way back in the 1950s. In the latter part of that decade, Oakland businessman Bill Winkenbach came up with his…
By: Cheryl Muncher in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 11, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Great Golf Advice That Can Work For Anyone!
Playing a good game of golf is essential in many business environments. Golf is social, interactive, and can be a fun way to mingle with your superiors. For the beginner, golf is also challenging and sometimes confusing. Trying to get both the body movements and swing down, can pose some…
By: Kim Valerio in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   May 10, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Why Hire the Most Experienced In Golf Tuition Oldham And Manchester Has
Seriously considering the possibility to start playing golf but not sure what equipment to buy or how to hold the golf clubs? Well, in this case, it is highly recommended to contact experts in golf tuition Oldham and Manchester located and follow their advice. Very well trained and experienced, these…
By: Johny Danes in  Recreation and Sports  >  Golf   Apr 03, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1686    Report this Article