Thin To Win
‘Putting Thin or with Over or Top Spin’ is an ideal ‘Short Game’ goal to set and accomplish.
You are benefitted by getting ‘Over Spin on your ‘Putts’. This ball action helps the ball roll out more smoothly and without the common ‘Side-Spin, Skids and Hops’. (see ‘End Over End’)
Do you know that you can fade or draw your ‘Putts’ with side-spin? An ‘Open Clubface’ or striking your ball slightly on the toe will induce appropriate ‘Side-Spin’. Tinker Time!
A simple little ‘Putting Drill that focuses on this ‘Top or Over Spin’ goal is to set or tee up your ‘Putting Ball’ on top of 3 to 5 nickels and to make the putt without striking any of the coins.
If your golf ball is sitting on the ‘Dance Floor Grass’, hover with knee-flex and not hand or lever-lifting so that the sole of your putter is elevated about 3/8” to 5/8” with a slightly forward ball location so as to produce an ascending strike. This ‘Hover’ will automatically create ‘top or over spin’. You might envision striking your golf ball with the leading edge at the equator, but not ‘Thinner’ as that might create ‘Down-Force Pinch and Hop’.
This ‘Coin Drill’ will also invite and accomplish ‘Putter-Head Control’. Stability improves ‘Distance & Direction Control’. (see ‘The Gate Drill’ – two tees one inch wider that your blade)
Learn to master your most potent weapon in the bag … the one that so often makes two strikes or more per hole! 2×18=36 3×18=54. There are a lot of ‘40 Putt Rounds’ in the ‘Golf Realm’! Do you believe that half your strokes might be with the ‘Flat Stick’? What if you reduced the number of your Putts by 6 per round? That goal is really doable ‘Game Changer’! Your ‘555 Team’ often accomplishes that in one thorough ‘Putting Lesson’!
Give this and your ‘Brace Big Toe Method’ a logical and intellectual go! (see ‘The 8 Step Putting & Chipping PSR’ When you think you are really good, master these finesse skills!)