The Must-Make Four-Foot Putt

Rickie Fowler and Butch Harmon show you how to stay calm and roll them in.

Released on 7/6/2015

Credits

Starring: Rickie Fowler and Butch Harmon
Director: Blake Behnam

Transcript

00:00
Alright Rickie, let's see you run this one in.
00:01
Alright, I got it Butchy.
00:03
Hey Rickie, can I have a picture?
00:05
Yeah bud, let me just roll this in real quick.
00:09
Woah, what was that?
00:11
Hey how about that picture?
00:14
Uh, nevermind, I'm good.
00:17
We got some serious work to do Butch.
00:19
No kidding.
00:21
(rock music)
00:25
We know you don't miss those little putts like that
00:27
but you play in Pro-Ams every week on tour,
00:29
but the average player, he has a huge gap in his game.
00:33
(rock music)
00:34
Routine is so important, you see guys in Pro-Ams
00:37
if we tell them this putts for a par
00:39
and you get a stroke here for a birdie,
00:40
they're making four or five practice strokes,
00:42
they're taking too long,
00:43
they're holding the doggone thing too tight.
00:45
Mmhmm.
00:46
What you can really learn from doing a consistent
00:48
routine, you know if I put a stop watch on you
00:51
on the first round of the tournament,
00:53
and on the 72nd hole when you have a putt to win,
00:55
you take the same amount of time on each putt.
00:57
I think that's important, don't you?
00:59
Definitely, I start reading my putts from the hole back.
01:01
I like to see how I see the ball going into the hole
01:04
and drawing that line back and understanding where
01:06
I'm trying to start the putt.
01:07
(rock music)
01:09
Why don't you talk me through what you do on your putt?
01:12
Well, really the routine starts as I'm walking
01:15
up to the green and understanding what the green's doing
01:18
and then after that, taking a look around the hole,
01:20
behind, underneath the putt and just getting an idea
01:22
of where I see the ball entering the hole.
01:25
Drawing everything back, figuring out how hard I want
01:27
to hit the putt,
01:28
and if you can start the ball where you want to repetitively
01:31
the two big things are line and speed on putting.
01:35
Really focus on grip pressure and making sure that
01:37
you're not holding it too tight and strangling the grip.
01:40
You don't want to also hold it too loose,
01:41
you want to make sure you have control of the putter.
01:43
One of my other key points is just a little hover of
01:45
the putter before you stroke the ball.
01:47
The big thing with this is you don't use it
01:49
as a balance point,
01:50
and the putter also doesn't get stuck on the ground.
01:52
And then once I do that, I'm really just focusing
01:54
on a spot right behind the ball,
01:56
to keep my eyes and head still.
01:58
Just hover it.
02:00
Go ahead and putt.
02:02
Oh I agree, I'll tell you what.
02:03
If you can use the same routine on these short putts
02:05
every time, I don't care if it's to win your club
02:07
championship or a beer from somebody, or a soda from
02:10
a young kid, just do the same thing every time.
02:12
You're going to give yourself a better change to do it,
02:14
and you'll be like Rickie Fowler,
02:16
you stand up there and you drill it right in.
02:18
(rock music)
02:20
That's more like it Rickie, my man.
02:22
Hey Rickie, how about that photo?
02:23
Yeah let's do it.
02:26
No over here Rick.
02:29
(camera shutter)
02:32
Did you get it?
02:33
Yeah I got it.
02:34
[Boy] Alright, thanks. Thank you.
02:35
You got it.
02:35
Thank you.
02:36
Yup, you're welcome.
02:37
That was cool, huh?
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