Making That Clutch Putt!

You are on the 16th hole and need a birdie to keep pace with your opponent. At 14 feet, your right to left breaking putt will test all of your abilities and some! Not to mention to pressure of “having to make” a critical putt. Now we have a case of the ‘chicken and the egg’; does the mental fear affect your putting stroke or does your putting stroke affect your mental toughness? What a dilemma!

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Narrowing My Putting Stance

As I discussed before, I noticed that many professional golfers putt with a very narrow stance. I noticed this about 3 weeks ago at the start of the FEDEX Cup. I said that I would give it a try and over the past 4 outings, I have. Yesterday, I played 9 holes of golf and used my putter about 16 times. No, I did not three putt, but used my putter 4 times from the fringe. And every time I narrowed my stance. I still have some more practice to do, but I did notice a few things. Continue reading