Hardest putt to make in golf?
How about a dead-straight putt?
It’s not a problem for the best of the PGA Tour players but how about the rest of us? Today we’re going totally “Old School” with this putting practice tip.
The markets are jammed with those expensive putting aids but there’s a simple, inexpensive way to get better in a hurry. It’s a carpenter’s chalk-line. This was what we used before the dawn of those expensive putting aids and it can help you get better in a hurry.
Find a perfect straight putt on the practice putting green. Put a tee at the end of the line, push it into the side of the cup and go back about 10 feet and strike a chalk-line. The line will help you get square, it will help you if you put an alignment line on your golf ball. You can get the line and your putter head in perfect position with the line on the ball matching the chalk-line and your putter face at a perfect square position.
Start out with three and four-foot putts. Don’t move back until you can make 50 in-a-row. Then you can move to five-feet. Challenge yourself to make another 50 in a row.
It may sound boring and repetitious but this WILL produce results for you. One of the things Dave Pelz teaches in his short-game schools is how to turn every putt into a straight putt. You figure the break then putt to the spot as if it were a straight putt.
Making putts in the five-to-ten-foot range is how you shoot lower scores. It’s where you make birdie putts after a great approach shot, it’s where you make round-saving par putts when you miss a green.
Commit to the process and you WILL improve on the greens.
Sometimes Old School is the Best School.