In my quest to find the greatest putting tip ever I came across an abundance of fantastic thoughts, advice and suggestions on how to get better at rolling a golf ball… even a few fabulous ones I had forgotten about over the years. We all know that putting is both art and science and that there are many different styles and techniques that can very effectively get the ball in the hole. We also know that this ‘game within the game’ can be one of the greatest sources of anxiety and tension to all who have tried to shoot lower scores. What we need to be aware of is the fact that none of the greatest putters of all time have had perfect putting strokes. What has made them great is the fact that their less than perfect stokes are ‘repetitive’. They make the same stroke over and over and over again and their secret is really no secret at all… they practice! Even the very best putters in the world have adapted and evolved their strokes over time, but once they find that ‘better way’ they practice and practice to make it repetitive. The average tour professional will spend more time practicing putting and working on other short game shots than taking full swings. That should speak volumes to those of us who have been looking for that one magic tip to help us sink more puts as we walk right past the practice green on our way to the range to hit some drivers. The greatest putting tip ever is simple… try practicing.
Play well, Dave Lengyel