Save 2 Strokes, Make The Short Ones
After just about any round of golf, I’m willing to bet most players, with the exception of Tour pros, look back and think, “If I had just made a few of those knee-knockers, I would have really scored well.” It’s true, learning to make the short ones is without question the quickest way to improve your scores. Probably the most important and overlooked aspect of short putting is making solid contact with the ball in the center of the putterface. This is the only way to create consistent speed and direction, both of which are obviously key to good putting. To improve your ballstriking, try my Twin Towers drill. Tape two tees to the face of your putter so only the sweet spot is exposed. Practice draining short putts without hitting the tees and your stroke, along with your confidence, should improve dramatically.
Tim Brown, PGA, is a “Teacher of the Year” recipient and the Head Pro at Timberlane C.C. in Gretna, La.
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