eel is everything in putting. I use uphill and downhill putts to sharpen my touch. I want my stroke to mimic how I want the ball to roll. On uphill putts you want to accelerate through the ball, like a race car powering up a hill. But you mustn’t rush into the stroke. You mustn’t make it short and fast. Your tempo must be smooth. Finish your through-stroke on an uphill putt just like you
Ffinish your golf swing. For downhill putts, I use a little bit of a different stroke. If you have the same speed to your stroke on a downhill putt as you do an a level one, you’re going to knock it by. It’s not a shorter stroke, just slower, smoother. Definitely not jabby or tentative. Don’t put the brakes on your stroke. Think of how a truck takes a downgrade – that’s the slow, steady motion you want. Match the length of your stroke to the length of the putt.