August 17, 2017 at 01:59 PM
By Darius V
Darius VBarrie, ON
I play with a Scotty Cameron GoLo5 Putter, and I absolutely love it. (Normally)
Last weekend we had our Club Championship and the weather was beautiful, the course was in great shape, and the company out on the course was great.
My game on the other hand was something else :).
Since I got my Scotty, my average putts per round has been between 32 and 34 which is a great number for me given I do not hit close to a lot of pins when playing from the back tees.
On Saturday I had a total of 42 putts and put myself 20 strokes out of first place. Okay then - that means the stress and pressure is off and I should be able to putt well on Sunday. Well, maybe not ! I missed at least three putts from 2 feet for a total of 39 putts for the round !!!!
So - is it stress or just poor form ? On Monday I went out and had only 29 putts for the round and on Wednesday I struggled a bit more, but still only have 34 putts for the round :)
Obviously there is nothing wrong with the putter nor is there anything wrong with my hand/eye coordination. The problem lies between the ears !!!!
Has anyone found a way to scuttle those tournament demons and get the arms flowing more smoothly when you NEED to make that putt (or putts) ??? My issue seems not to be on the longer putts as the putting stroke flows freely on those ones. It is the 4 footers or less where you stand there knowing you should make it where I just cannot seem to keep the stroke smooth. I do not want to use the term starting with Y, but.....
Dino JBurnaby, BC
Brad mNew Hamburg, ON
Haven't registered for Team Titleist yet?