Putt Like Lyle Lovett

During the St. Jude Classic today, Ian Baker-Finch said he used to hit delicate putts off center so he could stroke firmly yet hit the ball softly. For someone like me, who struggles to consistently hit the ball in the center of the clubface, this seems like a recipe for disaster.

I couldn’t help but think about a song I’ve always loved on Lyle Lovett’s first album, released in way back 1986. The song is titled God Will, and is about the chances of forgiving someone after they cheat on you. The refrain includes the words “God will, but I won’t, and that’s the difference between God and me.”

That’s how I feel about the chances of me trying to hit putts in different parts of the putter face. I’ll just keep trying to hit the center with some degree of reliability.



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