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Valley Today Golf Lesson: Improving Your Lag Putting

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There might be nothing more frustrating on the golf course, you hit two great shots to get on the green, then it takes 3 or 4 to get in the hole.

In this week's Valley Today Golf Lesson Rose Creek head professional Matt Cook shows us how we can improve our lag putting so even if it doesn't drop the first time, we're left with a tap in for par.

Matt says some of the mistakes he sees in lag putting is people taking way too long of a backswing for the distance and then they slow their putter or decelerate as they come into the golf ball.  This can create very inconsistent distance so you end up 3, 4, 5 feet short or 4, 5, 6 feet past the hole.

The other thing he sees is people that take way too short of a putting stroke and then they just try to hurry through and jab at that golf ball.  That can also create inconsistent distance control.

What you want to do on a lag putt, or any putt, is make your swing very rhythmic and match that up to the distance that you're putting.

One way to practice your lag putting is to lay a stick or club about 12 inches behind the hole then work on rolling the ball up near the hole, but not past that mark.

Once again we are trying to keep our stroke nice and smooth.  Not too quick and not too long.

Matt and the other pros at Rose Creek offer variety of lessons for every level of golfer. For more information click here.

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