Why you need a firm stroke on short putts
Why you need a firm stroke on short putts.
hen friends play together, you see a lot of short putts kicked away. Gimmes might feel good, but when you get in a round where you have to putt
Weverything out, you’re probably scared to death.
That fear shows itself with an early peek at the hole – an attempt to “wish it in.” Go in! Please go in! It causes the head to move, the shoulders to open – and now the putterface and path could be pointing anywhere. You’re lucky to hit the hole.
Here’s what you need to do: Keep your eyes down, and give the ball a nice, firm strike. The putt’s probably not going to break, so aim the face straight at the hole and make sure you see it hit the ball. If you get in a habit of staying down and listening for the ball to drop, you’ll be automatic on these little putts.