Putting on a Two-Tier Green

Putting on a two-tier green isn’t easy and if you’re not careful, you’ll end up chipping for par. Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Jason Birnbaum shows you how to tackle the difficult shot.

Released on 4/7/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Birnbaum

Transcript

00:01
My ball's on the top tier and
00:02
the pin's on the bottom tier.
00:04
If I'm not careful with this, I'm gonna be chipping for par.
00:07
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00:13
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00:15
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00:17
This is a 60 foot put, downhill.
00:19
I'm just trying to get this put five feet from the hole.
00:23
I'm actually gonna break it up into two separate puts.
00:26
I'm gonna pick a spot that's halfway to the hole
00:28
because that's where I want my ball to dive;
00:31
let gravity take it the rest of the way to the hole.
00:34
And I'm actually gonna read this put and also
00:36
think about the speed from here,
00:39
And then, once I have my mark,
00:41
I'm gonna keep it pretty simple
00:43
and I'm just gonna focus on my spot.
00:45
Be thinking about the break and the speed
00:47
of my mark that's about halfway down.
00:51
Two feet from the hole.
00:53
I'm actually gonna visualize this as two separate puts.
00:57
I've got my mark, I'm hitting this 60 footer
00:59
like it's a 30 foot put, letting gravity take it
01:02
the rest of the way.
01:04
By thinking about this and visualizing it
01:06
as two separate puts, it takes your mind
01:08
a little bit off the tier.
01:09
I'm gonna go knock this in for par.
01:12
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01:15
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01:17
in the comment below.
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