8/17/2020…Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book Tips!
Hole Them All…My rule is to hole every putt. Otherwise, when you reach a higher level of play where there may be no “gimmes”, you could develop an anxiety about short putts, affecting your game the rest of your life. When you play knowing that you have to make all your short ones, it becomes part of your game. The day you face a two-footer to win an important match, you’ll be ready.
8/3/2020…Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book Tips!
The Dreaded Four-Footer…Approach a short putt by walking from behind and lining it up. Spend as much time as you would on a ten-footer. Then stroke the ball where you decide in breaks. Don’t try to steer in through the break. Use the same system (Putting), and believe in what you are doing. Concentrate on the line. Don’t peek at it. Don’t worry about distance; just stroke the ball on the line.
7/27/2020…Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book Tips!
Putting…Always keep the hands even with or ahead of the putter on the follow-through. Read your line from behind the ball. Take your stance, glance at the hole and the putter blade to see that it’s square to your line. Take two or three practice strokes, concentrating to judge distance. The set the blade behind the ball and imitate your last practice stroke. This system helps keep your mind on the stroke, not the importance of the putt. Putts should die in the hole. A cup is only one inch wide for a putt hit too hard…four inched for one that dies at the hole. Your stroke should be the same length back and through.