Ben Crenshaw's Putting Advice
Ben Crenshaw is known as one of the best putters in the history of golf. I don't know anybody who has smoother putting stroke than Ben Crenshaw.
He said 9 out of 10 golfers are griping the putter too strong.
If you grip it lighter, you will start to feel the weight of the putter head. And this will let you take smooth putting stroke.
The tendency under pressure is to hold it too tightly. So make conscious effort to grip it softer.
Here are Ben Crenshaw's two key points for putting.
1. Speed is more important than line
Lots of golfers worry too much about how much the putt will break and forget about the speed. If you pay more attention to the speed, your putts might start to fall more often.
2. Don't try to look like anyone else
Havey Penick who was a Crenshaw's coach for a long time said "you never want to try to look like anyone else when putting."
Once you stand on the green, try to forget about all the technical stuff that you learned. Instead, try to focus on the putter face and the weight of your putter head.
Of course, it's important to learn techniques in putting. But on the course, feel becomes more important in putting.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker