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Would you put me in a straight jacket if I told you every putt is a straight putt?

Seriously though every putt is a straight putt even the one that breaks five feet.

Theoretically your target should always be the hole or the end destination.

Really your target should be the spot where the putt deviates from the straight line.

One of the advantages of looking at your putts this way is that it moves the target closer to you, which in turn makes it easier for you to line up too.

Watch today’s golf prescription and I’ll demonstrate how to make every putt a straight putt.

Your Prescription to a Better Game


  1. Will

    May 25, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Again a simple straight forward tip that makes total sense. I just listened to a teaching pro who has won on the PGA explain the same thing and it took him over 8 minutes? I got if but goodness boring! You are so precise clear and quick witted that it makes on wonder where the hell you been? LOL thank you your teaching skill are spot on and fun to watch. Stay goofy like a boss…

  2. Douglas Young

    May 26, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Better method of learning is using the training aid advertised in this original post. The Putter Wheel will do the same thing as you see in addition to helping you swing correctly along the target line. Assisting in setting up grid for future reference I would suggest using a method called vector putting to give you a reference the target point.

  3. andy

    May 26, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Quite the chap is great he keeps things very simple and it works just the basics is all u need.

    Thank you quite the chap you help my golf game with your simple tips. Good day

  4. Jim Harley

    February 1, 2018 at 9:21 am

    All of your stuff is GREAT! Your tips have helped me become a much better golfer!! Thank you!

  5. Jim H

    February 10, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Another great tip. I didn’t realize how much I was doing this already but now great reinforcement to put into practice.

  6. Brian

    February 10, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    I now understand the aim but how hard do you hit the ball, to the target or to the hole?

  7. Tony K

    February 10, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    I do this same thing. I pick the point as described, and once I get lined up, I don’t watch the ball. I just hit to that point using what is naturally felt. Similar to throwing a pitch or a ball at a specific target. Jordan Spieth used to putt while looking at the target. My ability to read the greens perfectly is not there, but I make a lot more putts or burn the edge of the hole. Also, if it is uphill, I may actually pick a target past the hole to get the speed better.


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