Putting Under Pressure

Putting Under Pressure

If you want to make putts under pressure, you should have a routine with all your shots but especially for putting. First you should mark your ball. If you use a label for alignment, set the label back down so that it aligns up with where you want to start your golf ball. Step back and look down your intended line again. Then you’ll see most of your good players approaching the ball and making a couple of rehearsal strokes looking at the target. Just like if you were going to toss a ball at your target, you wouldn’t be looking down at your hand but you would be looking at the target. You should do the same thing when you are practicing your putt. So you make a rehearsal stroke for distance, then you set the clubface down, aiming the clubface first, then set your feet in place parallel to your intended line and then strike the ball staying very still. Now that’s putting under pressure. So remember, walk down your intended line to the putt, make a couple of rehearsal swings beside your ball for distance, set the blade down for alignment. Then set your body, then make a steady stroke down your target line. If you follow these tips, I can guarantee that you’ll make putts under pressure. Good luck.

Category: Putting
Sub-Category: Pre-Shot Routine, Alignment
About the Instructor
Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283

Mike LaBauve is one of the world's greatest short game instructors and teacher to LPGA phenom Grace Park. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #31 instructor in the world.


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