Where do you go to learn about putting tips and techniques to improve your game?  Do you read golf magazines, search web articles, maybe watch videos, or perhaps visit the local pro?  How about a chat with an AI chatbot?

Artificial golf Intelligence

With all the recent media coverage of AI writing instant essays for students, we thought we’d find out what ChatGPT had to say about putting accuracy.

We asked, “Can you write me a 500-word blog post about putting accuracy?” This was the reply, unedited.


Putting is one of the most important skills in golf, and accuracy is essential for success on the greens. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, improving your putting accuracy can help you lower your scores and win more games. Here are some tips and techniques to help you improve your putting accuracy:

  1. Practice Your Stroke: One of the keys to putting accuracy is a consistent stroke. Practice your putting stroke regularly to improve your technique and develop a consistent motion. Use a putting mat or putting trainer to help you focus on your stroke and develop muscle memory.
  1. Improve Your Green Reading: Reading greens accurately is essential for putting accuracy. Learn to recognize the slope, break, and speed of the greens to make more accurate putts. Use tools like AimPoint Putting or a green reading book to help you develop your green reading skills.
  1. Focus on Alignment: Proper alignment is critical for putting accuracy. Make sure your feet, hips, and shoulders are square to the target line, and your eyes are directly over the ball. Use alignment aids like a putting mirror or a putting string to help you develop better alignment habits.
  1. Use the Right Grip: The grip is another important factor in putting accuracy. Use a grip that feels comfortable and natural, and allows you to control the putter face. Experiment with different grip styles like the conventional, cross-handed, or claw grip to find what works best for you.
  1. Develop Distance Control: Good distance control is crucial for putting accuracy. Learn to judge the speed of the greens and adjust your stroke accordingly. Use putting drills like the ladder drill or the circle drill to help you develop better distance control.
  1. Practice Under Pressure: Putting accuracy is especially important under pressure, such as in competition or when playing with friends. Practice putting under pressure to develop your mental toughness and improve your ability to make putts when it counts.
  1. Use Putting Aids: There are many putting aids available that can help you improve your putting accuracy. Use a putting alignment stick, a putting arc, or a putting mat to help you develop better technique and accuracy.

Improving your putting accuracy takes practice, patience, and a willingness to learn. By using these tips and techniques, you can develop the skills you need to become a more accurate putter and a better golfer.

In conclusion, putting accuracy is essential for success in golf, and there are many techniques and tools that can help you improve your skills. Practice your stroke, improve your green reading, focus on alignment, use the right grip, develop distance control, practice under pressure, and use putting aids to help you become a more accurate putter. With dedication and hard work, you can achieve your goals and enjoy greater success on the greens.

The article above was written by ChatGPT*


The future of golf instruction?

The above article is just a simple example of how AI can be applied to a golf topic to help us learn more about the game. It’s going to get better.

It won’t be that long before ‘generative pre-trained transformer’ (GPT) AI models start to illustrate their written output with images and video clips. What if we could ask for a golf tip and receive an on-demand golf instruction video playlist in the reply?

We’ll then be asking VideoGPT, “Can you show me how to sink more putts?”  Obviously, if the tech is truly intelligent, the PuttBANDIT marker will feature heavily in the footage.

Putt well in the future

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Paul Hart is a co-inventor of the PuttBANDIT ball marker and enthusiastic golf improver learning about golf from ChatGPT.

*ChatGPT is developed by the US-based artificial intelligence research laboratory, OpenAI.

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