THE ROU­TINE

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

▶ First and fore­most, what mat­ters is where the put­ter is aimed. With­out near-per­fect aim, I don’t think any­one could slip into black­out, even by ac­ci­dent. I set the put­ter down first with my right hand only. As I aim the face and look at my line, my feet set­tle into po­si­tion. This is a point worth stress­ing: My body ac­com­mo­dates the put­ter’s po­si­tion, never the other way around. Then I put my left hand on, be­neath my right, to take a cross-handed grip. Ev­ery­thing should feel bal­anced, my weight dis­trib­uted evenly in my feet and my shoul­ders level. I might take a cou­ple of prac­tice strokes, or I might not. What I al­ways do is a lit­tle for­ward press – rock­ing the han­dle just slightly to­wards the tar­get – to start my stroke. That press is my trig­ger, my cue, to let the dark­ness take over.

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