Rolling The Game With Your Stroke
Being able to roll the ball efficiently into the hole once it reaches the green is important, as it will determine the final score for the particular hole played, and this will eventually effect the overall score for the entire game.
Therefore, it would be beneficial to master the art of playing the ball once it reaches the green which would be called putting.
Standardizing the length of the putting back stroke to the roll would give the player a better chance to create more precision in the distance and strike, therefore ensuring a more accurate putt. The player should be able to read all the contributing factors before deciding on the length of the back stroke to be taken and the impact it will create when in contact with the ball.
This distance and the impact in the backstroke the putter takes, can also effect the direction the ball follows and this is especially so, if the putter is not properly squared when actual contact is made.
Other contributing factor that should be factored in, are such as the gradient of the putting greens surface, the consistency of the green surface, the angle the blades of grass naturally takes, the speed of the green and the type of grassy material that is used to create the surface area.
Being able to read all these different factoring elements will enable the player to make better and more accurate judgments on the putting stroke to apply so that the ball find its mark. While taking into account all of the above factors, the player would then have to learn how to successfully gauge the distance the drawback stroke should make to ensure there is enough momentum on the roll of the ball to sink it into the hole.
What you need to know about chipping and pitching
Chipping and pitching are two essential parts of the game especially when the ball did not make it to the putting green with the original intended stroke. Therefore in order to have a more complete game, the player would have to be able to handle chipping and pitching strokes adequately and accurately.
The first thing to understand is that in most cases the chipping or pitching are done using specifically designed clubs. These clubs would be the pitching club, the sand and the lobb wedge. These clubs are specifically designed with a sharper angle to enable the stroke to bring forth a sharper angel when coming in contact with the ball.
When trying to use anyone of these clubs, the idea would be to ensure the hands leas the swing and the ball should be placed far back in the stance.
This will allow the descending contact made on the ball, to be more accurate and in a rather scooping motion. The touch or the stroke here should also be softer and gentler when creating the impact on the ball.
This is usually possible to achieve as the ball is already closer to the putting hole, thus needing less force in its trajectory. Ideally the ball should be played in a manner that allows it to roll along smoothly as soon as it makes contact with the surface of the green.
However most players are too controlled in the downward stroke, that they often miss hit the ball rendering its movement to either a few feet short of the hole or way past the hole.
Generally the swing motion is about the same, which would be a well formed pendulum motion that is much shorter in comparison to an actual full out swing, however the stance would be different as the player would have to adopt a more open stance.