How to use your putter off the green
January 15, 2015

As long as there's smooth ground leading up to the fringe, putting from off the green makes great sense. Martin Kaymer did it a lot in winning the U.S. Open at Pinehurst last June. A good rule is to treat these putts like they're 10 to 15 percent longer than they really are to compensate for starting off the green. Follow these steps to put a good stroke on it.


David Leadbetter is a Golf Digest Teaching Professional