Alfonso Ribeiro: Perfecting Your Lag Putt

Professional Golf Instructor Hank Haney fixes Alfonso Ribeiro's lag putt in five minutes.

Released on 12/1/2014

Credits

Starring: Hank Haney and Alfonso Ribeiro

Shot at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Transcript

00:00
I'm Hank Haney, and it's time for another 5 Minute Fix.
00:02
(steady rock music)
00:08
I'm here with Alfonso Ribeiro, Junior.
00:09
We're gonna do a quick fix on his putting.
00:11
Did you call me Junior?
00:12
Isn't that what it says on your bag?
00:13
No, no, I got my son's name, and then
00:15
my daughter's name on the shoulder straps.
00:16
Oh, well, I saw your golf bag!
00:18
(laughing)
00:19
Do it again!
00:21
I'm gonna ask Hank to help me with my lag putt
00:23
to try to get some consistency in my speed.
00:26
There are times when I stand over a putt
00:27
and I'll leave it four feet short,
00:28
and then I'll hit the next one four feet past.
00:35
[Hank] He's got a good stroke.
00:36
It's just a question of making sure
00:37
he gets good speed control.
00:39
If you don't hit in the center of the club face,
00:40
it's hard to really get the feel for how hard
00:43
you're gonna hit a putt.
00:44
(steady rock music)
00:47
The best putters get to speed, actually, earlier,
00:50
and then they hold it at that speed coming through.
00:52
Once you put the two tees down, I'm going
00:54
all right, there's a little channel here.
00:55
How's this gonna work?
00:57
See if you can get that club in between those tees,
00:59
and if you do that, you're gonna hit
01:01
dead center every time.
01:04
And when I don't hit either side, it goes in.
01:07
There you go.
01:08
(laughing)
01:09
Quick fix!
01:11
(steady rock music)
01:13
With Alfonso Ribeiro, we were working on his putting,
01:16
and trying to get his speed right on the greens.
01:19
So we worked on a drill where we put two tees down,
01:22
had him swing in between those two tees.
01:24
If you miss the two tees, you're gonna always
01:26
hit the ball in the center of the club face,
01:28
and it's gonna be a lot easier to control your speed.
01:30
My dispersity, my dispers--
01:31
(record scratch)
01:32
(chuckles)
01:33
Couldn't get the words out.
01:34
In the beginning, I was kind of hitting it
01:36
all over the place.
01:37
By the end, all my misses were really tight.
01:39
This could be a giant step forward.
01:41
Did Alfonso's putting fix help your game?
01:43
Join the conversation below and let us know.
01:46
Hey, how long should someone practice their putting?
01:49
(Sighs) More.
01:50
True, yeah (laughs)
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