Performance Friday: Putting Guru Dave Stockton

Unless you’re one of the experts giving these lessons, you could probably use a little help with your golf game. The weekend is coming and that means it’s time to play some golf! It also means it would be in your best interest to brush up on your game or face the consequences and ridicule from the other members of your foursome.

Fret not, hackers, duffers and less-than-good golfers of the world, Back9Network is here to help. This week’s Performance Friday comes courtesy of legendary putting guru and two-time major champion Dave Stockton.

Three Tee Drill
“I firmly believe it’s better to have the correct roll and distance than it is to have the correct line … I don’t want you to try, I want you to think of the word feel.

Benefits of a Belly Putter
“What you’re looking for is a repeat — and that’s what people are finding now with these long putters.”  

How to be a Good Putter
“I’m a good putter because every putt I see, I expect to make. It doesn’t make any difference what distance it is. I want the ball to roll, and I want it to roll the correct distance and it’s all about feel.”

Importance of Your Routine and the Right Routine
“What we want to do is marry your routine with your stroke. It becomes instinctive, just something that happens — and you’re going to putt a whole lot better in a very, very short period of time.” 

Check back every Friday for a new batch of the best golf tips on the web to help you get ready for the weekend. May your drives be straight and your tales be tall.

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