“Why am I using a new putter? Because the last one didn’t float too well.”
Craig Stadler

One thing that is consistent for me, but the Achilles heel to my brother Corey is putting. It saves me strokes and costs him matches. The way he hits the ball, he should beat me often, but 3, 4 and even 5-putts won’t get it done. Back when I was in college, a Jack Nicklaus classic, Golf My Way, provided a putting tip that has benefited me year after year. It’s very simple:

1. “Read” the line from behind the ball.
2. Draw an imaginary line from the ball to the hole while you’re above the ball.
3. Putt the ball to get it started rolling on that imaginary line.


Obviously, the pace of the ball is also key, but that “touch” comes from practice and getting a “feel” for the greens you’re playing. Anyway, thanks Jack.