May 23, 2018
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GOLF TIPS: Putting

By Dave Barber, BDN Staff

(Video by John Clarke Russ, BDN)

The Bangor Daily News is posting on its website ( a series of weekly video golf tips from local pros to aid golfers with basic instruction.

This week’s guest pro is Thea Davis, who has been the pro at Hermon Meadow Golf Club for 10 years.

Putting accounts for about half of a player’s strokes during a round. In the accompanying video, Davis explains the basics of putting.

To get more individualized or advanced instruction, check with a local pro.

Part 1: The grip

Part 2: The stance

Part 3: The swing

Part 4: Ball position

Part 5: Pitch shots

Part 6: Chip shots

Part 7: Greenside bunker shots

Part 8: Fairway bunkers

Part 9: Putting

Part 10: Lag putting

Part 11: Breaking putts

Part 12: Generating power

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