Short Putt with the Pressure On

You can feel the pressure, but don’t let it go to your head. Jason Birnbaum offers expert tips on how to nail a short putt when all eyes are on you.

Released on 5/12/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Birnbaum

Transcript

00:01
This is a three foot putt.
00:02
Pretty simple, but becomes a nerve-wracker quickly
00:04
when you've got to make it;
00:06
like when you're playing with your buddies,
00:07
or you're waiting on a film crew here
00:08
that wants to have lunch.
00:12
(upbeat music)
00:17
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00:19
and comment below.
00:20
This is a three foot putt.
00:22
It's not that difficult.
00:23
Most golfers really slow up
00:25
because they start thinking about the what-ifs.
00:27
They make long backstrokes
00:29
and they start reading the putt from all angles.
00:32
I say speed up your routine a little bit for this putt;
00:34
as long as the green is subtle, don't even read it.
00:37
Make a shorter than normal backstroke
00:39
to ensure more center contact,
00:41
and keep your head still and hold your finish.
00:44
(upbeat music)
00:49
Kinda looks like that.
00:50
Make your routine a little bit quicker;
00:52
shorten up your backstroke;
00:54
keep your head still;
00:56
and hold your finish.
00:58
Lunchtime, boys.
01:04
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01:06
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