Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel helps you to better read those mid-range putts and lower your scores.
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I am going to teach you how to make your 8 foot pots an in because isn’t it a shame when you get up here and you hit beautiful shots and you don’t convert. The most important thing you’re going to do when making your short pot is aim your potter face properly. The distance is a little bit off that’s lesser important and my favorite way to practice that is to use a chalk line, so I’ve stepped the chalk line down on the ground here and I’m going to use to really work on my set up in make that perfect because it has to be exact. So as I set up here to my golf ball I’m going to take my potter and I’m going to make sure that the line on my potter matches the line on the ground exactly. and if you don’t have a line in your potter that’s completely fine, just be careful to set your potter face completely perpendicular. So I set the potter and I place my hand on a stabilize face so that while I’m building my set up or my potter that it doesn’t twist at all. I want to keep it stable the entire set up, Ill take one last look so that I don’t need to look during and then make my stroke and I’m going to be very careful to keep my lower body completely still and listen for it to go in. So once I feel like I’m pretty confident aiming my potter face well now lets talk about how you would put that in a play of golf course, because how many straight pots are there? There aren’t a lot, are there? We’re lucky to find one or almost shocked when we do. So as I go out to the golf course now I’ve got to start to read my pots and to be completely honest with you, I just look at the line I don’t see it either. So what I’ve started to do and use for my students as well is divide the pot into sections and the longer pots you divide them the more sections but we’re dealing with 8 footer here. So I’m going to divide it into 2 4 foot sections, I’m going to divide it right in half. And what I’m going to do is I’m going to compare the left side to the right side. so I look at my first section just right here and I’m going to look about 5 feet left to the hole to 5 feet right to the hole. And when I do that I see the left side is a little bit higher not a lot but enough to take note. the second half, the second 4 feet. I’m going to do the same thing, I’m going to look at the left side and the right side and when I do so I see the left side is also a little bit higher. And the thing to keep in mind is as that golf ball gets closer to the hole, it’s slowing down so that what’s its going to break a little bit more. So I might get those sections close to the hole a little more weight in how much I think it will break. So I have 8 footer here and both sections tell me it’s little left to right. So I’m going to decide to aim just outside the left edge of the cup. and now we’re going to use that potter face line that’s so important. And I’m going to go ahead and remember what I practiced on that chalk line. So I’m going to take that potter face and I’m going to set up behind the ball. Place my hands on the potter to stabilize the face. Build my set up around the potter. Ill take one last look at the hole then stay very still during my stroke. So remember, if you learn to aim your potter face properly and you can stay still during your motion, you’re going to make so many more pots and your scores will come down and you’ll have a great time on the golf course.