Keep a Steady Base with this Simple “Book Shelf” Putting Drill

Nick Hagen Golf Instruction, Putting Leave a Comment

Go to any YouTube video where there’s Tour pro practice or tournament footage involved, and there’s sure to be a steady person.  For all the Tour pros I’ve watched putt live or on video, it seems they all have a couple things they do well: keep a steady head and keep a steady base. Just like most golfers, I’m always …


Play Your Percentages for Better Short Game Success

Mike Dowd Golf Instruction, Putting, Short Game Leave a Comment

Learning to score in golf, is often about playing the percentages.  When it comes to learning to do that, there’s an old adage that I’ve been using to start just about every beginning short game clinic I’ve given over the past quarter century: “Putt when you can, chip if you can’t putt, and pitch only if you have to.” In …


How Brushing your Teeth Leads to Better Putting

Nick Hagen Golf Instruction, Putting Leave a Comment

Here’s the key to making putts:  wake up in the morning, brush your teeth, and head to the course.  Boom, one-putts! If only it were that simple.  But let’s spend a little more time in-depth about what this teeth/putting deal is all about. When do you last remember thinking about brushing your teeth in the morning?  Not just the act of cleaning your …