Making Short Putts

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to spend some time with 1992 US Open champion Tom Kite and to hear his thoughts on short game and putting.

When I was playing college golf many years ago, I missed a 4-footer about twice a year. As my aging nerves became more and more frazzled that evolved into my annual make percentage. And nearly all of my misses were left of the hole.

In relaying my tales of woe to the world golf hall of famer he winced and then offered up a valuable piece of advice that works, at least for me. He said to address the ball much closer to the toe of the putter and that I’d never pull one again. I definitely won’t go that far but there has been a rather dramatic improvement. If you struggle with pulling short putts as well give it a try.

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