How to be a clutch putter\n3 drills to pressure-proof your stroke\n3 drills to pressure-proof your stroke\n1. HEAD STILL\n\n To keep the putter on path throughout the stroke, you should hold your head still. Rafael braces my head while I swing my arms and the putter back and through freely. Once I've made contact, I look at the spot where the ball was for a count of two. It seems like an eternity, but a steady head is a big key for me.\n3. LEGS LOCKED\n\n This drill helps keep my lower body in place during the stroke. I take my normal stance, then wedge a rubber ball between my knees. I squeeze the ball a little to keep it tight and to create a solid foundation. Hitting putts this way helps me develop the feeling of stability that is essential for a consistent stroke.\n2. EYES CLOSED\n\n After I line up, Rafael blocks my view of the ball with his hand. This encourages me to really feel the movement of my arms: The slower they move, the more consistent I putt. Plus, it's a good exercise for learning distance control. You can do it yourself by closing your eyes just before you start the stroke.