Tag Archives: putting technique

Farewell to Belly Putting

I’ve been considering getting back to active blogging and the golf rules changes, particularly the anchored putting ban, gave me the push I needed. Several years ago I published a ditty on anchored putting on the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s … Continue reading

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Going Left Hand Low

I’m very slow to make big changes in my golf game. My basic operating principle is that I’m having trouble because I’m not executing properly, not because I need to try to learn another way to play. But after years … Continue reading

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Anchored Putting in Old Scotland

Tired of listening to today’s debate about anchoring, I had Sherman set the wayback machine to the mid 1400’s, just before James II banned “golfe.” If anyone could shed light on the true spirit of the game and the anchored … Continue reading

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Putting Science Vs. Art: The Pelz and Stockton Debates

Dave Stockton’s book Unconscious Putting got me to thinking about the art vs. the science of putting. I’ve always liked Dave Pelz and his Putting Bible, and it’s a real “putting as a science” book. This shouldn’t be any surprise, because Pelz … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

Last August while I was bemoaning the state of my putting and discussing the debate about putter length I jokingly suggested that Robert Garrigus would be a good person to talk to about the need for a long putter. At … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss On Putting

Would you like to belly putt? Would you like to belly putt? Hold that stick against your gut? Swing it here and swing it there? Make that ball go anywhere? Or would you like the sweeper best? Lock that stick … Continue reading

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One Hole At A Time

I was watching the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship this week and started thinking about the maladaptive way I approach “each hole is a new tournament” type play. I’m always fighting having too much interest in my total score. I … Continue reading

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