Golf Digest WomanJanuary 3, 2014

Tips for Her: Use a coin to improve your putting

Editor's note: Each week, Megan Padua, a teaching professional at Maidstone Club (East Hampton, N.Y.) and Belfair Plantation (Bluffton, S.C.), and one of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers, offers tips and advice for women golfers.

By Megan Padua

The alignment of your shoulders and forearms while you putt is just as important as how well you aim your putter. When you turn your head to see the putt, you'll often turn your shoulders, too, causing the putt to go off line.

Use this simple drill to make sure your shoulders remain down your intended line: Take a coin and place it under your golf ball. Hit your putt and focus on the coin, not the location of the ball. 

During your next round, focus on the same objective and visualize a coin on the ground. The more you stay within your stroke, the more putts you'll see drop.