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By SMork

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  1. Miss a lot of short putts

  2. Without more info not much specific advise I can give, but I can point you to this thread about the putting mirror, could help you take a look at your setup: www.titleist.com/.../eyes-over-the-ball

    I'd start with your setup, and narrow down issues from there.
  3. Paul C

    Paul C
    Beech Mountain, NC

    It would be easier to help if we knew whether you're missing due to misreads or not starting the putt on the correct line for the speed you've chosen.
  4. B.A.

    Los Gatos, CA

    Short putts are all mental. Try not giving a darn and tap them in with one hand. You could start with gimme putts so if you miss it doesn't matter, but I find short putts more stressful if I take them too seriously.

    Just put it in the hole and believe that you cannot miss. If you do, you won't.
  5. Best short putt tip I had was look for black spot where ball was. Keeps head down. Most short putts ate missed because you peak.
  6. At the end of every practice I have my golf team create the putting wheel, all 8 members have to sink a 3’ putt consecutively before practice is over. Then during the match I remind them that it’s just the wheel and it calms them down.
  7. Jerry M

    Jerry M
    Dallas, TX

    I've seen other people use this before on the putting green. I would lover to have one myself because short putts cause me 1-3 strokes per round.


  8. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    A lot of people miss short putts because they spend too much time reading things into a putt that are not there. In other words watching too much TV, with respect. Take a quick look from both sides of the hole and trust your stroke. Line the ball up on the line you expect it to break, always take the same practice stroke regardless of the distance and follow through on your stroke. We overthink in most cases when we putt. It is a matter of feel, stroke and speed. I never watch other people putt in my matches because we do not stroke the ball the same. I use to play with a older gentleman in his 80's who was a traveling salesman who played with Hogan and Snead along the east coast. An amateur who could really putt and a shot game to die for. Always told me what you see is what you get and just stroke the **** ball Chuck. He was right. Yes, he was a hustler.....learned a lot from him.....
  9. Scott D

    Scott D

    You are absolutely correct Chuck. Your first decision is always the best once you think too much you will miss the put. ALWAYS trust your first look it is usually the right choice.
  10. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Scott D said:

    You are absolutely correct Chuck. Your first decision is always the best once you think too much you will miss the put. ALWAYS trust your first look it is usually the right choice.

    Had one of those good putting days today. Only had 23 putts today. Nine putts on the back nine, a lot of chips close to the pin and two back to back birdies. Actually missed three birdie putts which came up short. One of those days, but did win today's blitz. Game improving thru the short game. Managed a four over par and only had one double bogey.
  11. no secret to making short putts as with other aspects of golf. PRACTICE and practice and some more practice.
  12. JKissoon

    Ajax, ON

    If you subscribe to Titleist on YouTube or just search for their videos, Michael Breed has a lot of content on there that can assist you.
  13. Try the putting clock.

    Set up 6 balls around the clock at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. At 3 feet away. If you miss one start all over again.

    You'll get so used to it you won't feel the pressure on the course.

    You can move it back to 6 feet and set up a ball on ever hour. Do the same and you'll be safe from 6 feet and in.

    Hope you fix it

  14. Fred C

    Fred C
    Mansfield, TX

    So far, there have been many good ideas posted. My $0.02 is to make certain 1) your putter face is square to the intended line at impact and 2) you strike putts VERY solid.

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