especially for golfers whose putting is unsatisfactory

Sept. 10, 1956
Sept. 10, 1956

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Sept. 10, 1956

Whitey Ford
Events & Discoveries
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Conversation Piece
Test Time For Tuna
The Outdoor Week
Sports Of The Presidents
19th Hole: Anniversary Issue: Happy Birthday And Hurry Up With That Next Issue
Pat On The Back

especially for golfers whose putting is unsatisfactory

Putting is the most imprecise science in all of golf, and there are almost as many putting techniques as there are golfers. A technique I have found successful is to try to think of throwing my right palm out and into the hole. This helps me keep the putter blade square to the hole and prevents pulling or pushing the putt off line.

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Successful putting is largely in the mind, anyway, and I find it helps give me the right mental image, the right feel, if I rest the putter shaft against the fleshy heel of my right palm. My left hand leads just slightly in the stroke, but when I have made a good putt I feel the sense of the hit in that right palm.

I stand with my right elbow just barely touching my right hip—not resting on it, just brushing it. Then if I concentrate on aiming my right palm for the hole, I usually find that I stroke the kind of putt I want. It seems to me that concentration, which is the absolute core of good putting, is made easier if the golfer focuses his attention on one detail only, whether it is this one or one of his own choosing.

from ART WALL JR., Pocono Manor, Pa.

TWO PHOTOSILLUSTRATIONAbove: shaft rests against the heel of the right handILLUSTRATIONRight: Art Wall throws his right palm "into" the hole