PUTTING FOR DOUGH
Funny thing about clichés, they’re almost always based in fact.
Like the fact that a 1” putt counts the same as a 318 yard drive.
It is a simple truth. The key to lower scores is fewer strokes
inside of 125 yards. It is the touch part of the game, so yes,
practice is the key to success. But reducing the number of
variables in your short game with properly-gapped wedges
and a well-fit putter put you on your way to lower scores.
Action on the ball is great, but only when it gets the ball to
check up hole high. For distance and spin control at the
bottom of the bag, you need to maintain consistent gapping.
Based on the style of game you like to play, you need
either 4 or 6° gaps between your wedges, and those will be
dictated by the loft on your pitching wedge.
And when it is all on the line, an anchored putter reduces
the number of moving pieces in your putting stroke.
Take a measured, deliberate pendulum stroke and you’ll
like the results.