THE SHORT GAME (cont'd)
“It wasn’t by accident that I learned to play golf
from the green back to the tee”
There is, and always will be, room for improvement. I guess that
deep inside, I’m still 20 years old and feel I can make every putt
I look at. The goal, even if it isn’t a realistic one, is to putt my
very best every day.
A great way to improve your feel is to putt with your eyes closed.
After each putt, try to guess how far the ball rolled. This is the
best drill for distance control I know of.
Thank you so much . . .
I am glad you are enjoying it as much as I am.
I love this book, and the hands-on way our Tiger presents it.
Its truly a labor of love for me.
THANK YOU . . .
I'm so glad you are enjoying it (big smile) !!
We all know what a private person our Tiger is; therefore, it makes this gift (of knowledge) from him so very special.
As we begin this "Summer Series" of tournaments that Tiger has agreed to play; we can feel closer to him in thought, as he ponders his moves, and navigates around the golf course.
More to come . . .
PERFECT YOUR POSTURE
GOOD POSTURE . . . DON'T HUNCH OVER
With PUTTING, little things can make a big difference. One of the fundamentals sacred to me is posture. That applies not only to how I position my body mechanically, but also in the degree of relaxation I feel before I take the putter back. I believe in standing fairly tall at address. That enables me to see the overall line to the hole better than when I'm stooped over close to the ground. What's more, it allows my arms to hang from my shoulder sockets in a loose, comfortable manner. That reduces tension right away. My arms also have more room to swing back and through during the stroke. A lot of players accept the idea that they will have good days and bad days on the greens and therefore don't work at it. In fact, study and practice produce results.
STANCE: Its up to you . . . because there is so little movement in your legs and torso during the stroke, the width of your stance is more a matter of comfort than anything else. Some players feel a wider stance gives them a feeling of stability and stops them from swaying. Others feel a narrow stance helps them stand more erect and gives them a better view of the line. I've varied my stance width over the years, and have putted well with both a narrow stance and a wider one.