Is It Time To Try Side-Saddle Putting?

Toss A Ball And You Get the Picture

  Lining up a putt is important. When figuring out the break of a putt, most of us stand at a right angle to the line, facing the ball, to determine it. This is not accurate, but side-saddle putting IS accurate. Think about it: When you line up a putt, you stand behind the ball Read more…

Learn To Rule Greens With Putt Ruler

Simple Device Makes Perfect Contact Possible
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I have known The Putt Ruler inventor Bob Walton for over 25 years. We were introduced by our mutual friend Bob Ford, head PGA Professional at Seminole and past head professional at Oakmont. Bob Walton is as passionate a golfer as any living and breathing human being I have ever met on this planet. So Read more…

Putt Like A Pro: Always Hit The Sweet Spot

The Parallax Effect Is Key To Solid Contact

Every putter manufacturer stresses the importance of FEEL. Words like “soft feel,” “muted feel,” “firm feel,” “softer sound and feel,” “old school feel,” and “gentle feel” are used to describe the feel of the putter’s impact with the golf ball. All golfers know and understand that sensation, both the good and the bad.  Impacting the Read more…

How To Putt Like Jack Nicklaus

Forget The Release, Go For The Piston

Let’s talk about “releasing” the putter head. It’s discussed a lot among golf instructors, letting that head “pass” the hands as it goes through the impact zone, but is that what you really want to do? Putt like Jack Nicklaus, that’s what. Nicklaus, perhaps the greatest golfer, and putter, of all time, looked at and Read more…

The Art Of Feel Putting

Get Less Technical And Have More Fun
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As golf science advances and evolves we’ve become more dependent and focused upon what technically should happen throughout any shot in golf. It seems we consume ourselves with the ideal that if our effort to swing any club within a technologically “perfect” condition(s), we worry about how off target any shot will be. Putting is Read more…

How To Putt Like A Pro

Simple Drills With Simple Tools From Our Golf Bags

Touring pros work endlessly on distance control when putting. To putt like a pro, the two most important aspects of distance control are: Hitting your putt consistently in the center of the club. Maintaining the sense of even tempo back and through and matching the distance you take the putter back with the distance you Read more…

Putting Speed Control Made Simple

To Putt Well, It’s Important; To Master The Art Form, It’s Vital

At TP Golf Schools in Naples, Florida, every day I go to the lesson tee I will try — in an admittedly pre-meditated manner — to encourage my students to spend time with me on the putting green to work on speed control. Some will take the bait. Sadly, most will not. It is amazing Read more…

The ABCs of Great Putting

Three Keys To Success On The Green

If you look around the putting green at your local course on a Saturday morning you’ll see an unlimited number of different styles, preferences and philosophies when it comes to putting. Even on the PGA Tour you see a plethora of different grips, stances, and putter shapes. It makes you wonder if there is a Read more…

Pace Off Those Lag Putts

This Drill Works On Greens Of Any Speed

Today’s super-manicured and scientifically calibrated putting surfaces make the game of golf more challenging than ever. Fast greens like those we offer on the three nines at Champions Retreat — one designed by Gary Player, one by Jack Nicklaus and one by the late Arnold Palmer — can cause your approach shots or chips to Read more…

Putting Secrets From A True Master

Practice With Purpose To Build A Sound Game

I’m going to let you in on one of my favorite putting secrets. In 1981, when my Florida Southern team arrived at Hop Meadow in Simsbury, Connecticut just outside Hartford, we encountered a long, tight course with deep rough and fast, undulated putting surfaces. At our team dinner after our first practice round one of Read more…

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