MY TRICK FOR HOLING ALL THE SHORT ONES
▶ You’ve probably heard someone tell you to keep your head still when you’re on the green – especially if you’re trying to hole a short putt. The advice is well intended. The less you move, the less chance you will twist the putterface open or closed and miss the putt. No steering! Unfortunately, locking down your head can add a degree of tension and prevent you from making a confident, relaxed stroke. Since we’re on the subject of vision on this page, I’ve got a better way to help you control the putter as you make your stroke. Instead of thinking about keeping your head still, your swing thought should be keep my eyes still. You’ll notice right away that it has the same effect of minimising body movement, but it doesn’t add extra tension to the stroke.