Art of Putting

Play the Right Hand

Play the Right Hand

One of the more common questions I get regarding putting has to do with which hand should control the stroke. To be honest, I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer to that question. Players, as well as different instructors, have preferred focusing on one hand over the other to lea... Read More »

See and Feel the Right Putting Stroke

See and Feel the Right Putting Stroke

Some people have misunderstood my approach to putting, and have assumed that I preach a big, wide open-to-closed putting stroke. That couldn’t be any further from the truth. In reality, I teach a putting stroke that is square to the path for the entire stroke. To prove that, you have to know w... Read More »

Feel the Square Impact When Putting

Feel the Square Impact When Putting

This is one of my favorite putting drills to help reinforce what a good putting impact feels like. To practice this yourself, simply grab two tees and place them a couple feet from the hole. The critical part is setting them up square so when you make contact with the tees using a putter, the face i... Read More »

Anchored-Style Putting Ban

Anchored-Style Putting Ban

Well, Looks like the USGA is sticking to their guns with regarded to the anchored-style putting ban. I’m not surprised. I also don’t know how much I agree with the ruling one way or the other. On one hand, anchoring the putter has helped more people enjoy the game, especially those with ... Read More »

Get Comfortable…

Get Comfortable…

Putting is without question, the most personal part of the game we play. It’s the one type of stroke that has the most uniqueness to it. Just think about it. How we hit drivers and irons, even some wedge shots generally follow the same look, feel and function. There’a all big swings in a... Read More »

Is a Belly in Your Future?

Is a Belly in Your Future?

A lot of people are asking me my opinion of this so-called new phenomenon of long putters. It’s actually not new, but there has been a run of winners of late using longer putters. Adam Scott won the WGC-Bridgestone, Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship (the first Major champion to do so) and We... Read More »

See It. Feel It. Trust It.

See It. Feel It. Trust It.

While I profess that I’m a “feel” player, and go to great lengths in my teaching to ensure that my students see, feel and hear the ball through their eyes, hands and ears, I’m always intrigued by new ideas that can help them improve. As I wrote in The Art of Putting, I’ve long been an advo... Read More »

My 18″ Putting Drill

My 18″ Putting Drill

As best I can remember, way back when I worked hard on my own game, I had a number of practice drills I used to improve my scoring performance. While practice may not sound as much fun as playing a round of golf, what I’ve found is that practice actually makes your next round of golf much more fun... Read More »

GolfWeek Article

GolfWeek Article

In January 2009, I did a short two-page article in GolfWeek Magazine with some tips  on how you how can putt better.  We’ve made it available for you as an Adobe PDF download. I hope you enjoy it. GolfWeek Article... Read More »

Keep It Loose

Keep It Loose

Students who come to me looking for some help with their putting oftentimes think they have an alignment problem, or they don’t feel comfortable getting their distances under control. These can be problems, but more than anything else I think it’s because they are too tight and rigid in ... Read More »