Play Your Best: Step by StepFebruary 7, 2017

How To Hole All The Short Ones

Photograph taken at The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla., by J.D. Cuban
Photograph taken at The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla., by J.D. Cuban

Here's an interesting stat for you: 10 players on the PGA Tour made every putt from three feet and in last year. Ryan Palmer never missed in 829 attempts. A big reason these guys are automatic from this range is that they stick to a fundamentally sound routine. This gives them great confidence that the ball should go in. So if you want to make all the short ones, follow this four-step routine.

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David Leadbetter operates 34 golf academies worldwide.


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