Lessons From Chambers Bay: Off-Green Putt

How to hit an effective long, off-green putt.

Released on 6/16/2015

Credits

Starring: Debbie Doniger
Editor: Stephen Barrante

Transcript

00:05
Like many holes at Chambers Bay,
00:07
if you miss the green by a little bit,
00:09
the ball really can get away from you.
00:11
We're here on number one,
00:12
and if you hit the ball a little bit
00:14
to the left of the green,
00:15
it's going to come way down this slope.
00:17
I'm about 50 yards from the pin.
00:20
And you do have options here.
00:21
You can elect to use your hybrid, but I'm not gonna do that.
00:25
You can try your wedge and bump it into the hill,
00:28
I'm not gonna do that either.
00:30
I'm gonna choose my putter.
00:32
You're gonna stand a little bit taller,
00:34
so that your arms have some freedom to swing,
00:36
definitely use your wrist, and if you want
00:38
to let your body follow through, that would be great.
00:41
Because you really gotta get it all the way up this slope.
00:47
(loud smack)
00:53
I can honestly say that's it's the hardest
00:55
I've ever hit my putter.
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