Posts Tagged ‘Golden Tee putting’

Managing hard left-breaking putts

By • Updated: May 24th, 2013 • Category: Putting

Many new and amateur players still lose a lot of strokes on hard left-breaking putts, especially right-handed palm putters.  I used to be the same way, and it really got in my head.  If I had a 40-foot left 9 putt, I was pessimistic before I even attempted it, because I knew I’d miss it […]



Players vs. IT — how spin and the trackball affect your shots

By • Updated: Sep 7th, 2011 • Category: Approach shots with irons, Features, Putting, Using the track ball

There are three parts to this discussion, but they have been up for debate for years.  Let’s start with spin on putts. PLAYER CLAIM: Applying roll or backspin to putts affects the putt. IT CLAIM: Spin has no effect on putts. Many pros believe that spin absolutely has an affect on the putt.  Some players […]



Is that “straight” putt really straight?

By • Updated: Dec 24th, 2010 • Category: Putting

With experience, most of us become pretty good putters.  We have a handle on how much break to play from different distances, and we don’t often miss putts.  If you’re at this stage, there’s another important hint to learn if you haven’t discovered this already. Let’s say you have a 50-foot putt, Up 5.  You […]



How virtual balls actually PUTT differently

By • Updated: Jan 13th, 2010 • Category: Putting

I was oblivious to this fact during my first two years of playing, but then during a discussion I was reading about a comparison of the different balls available in 2010, I learned that you’ll actually see a difference on the green based on what balls you’re using! So here’s the deal: any balls known […]



Never putt over the green again!

By • Updated: Jul 17th, 2009 • Category: Putting

It’s happened to all of us — you have a left 9 putt with the pin on the edge of the green, and if you go long, it’s over the cliff or into the water. You don’t necessarily want to lay up for the two-putt, but you can’t afford to miss and plummet over the […]