Vol 1 November 2007
Golf Tips
Scott Davenport
Scott Davenport

By Scott Davenport
PGA Professional at Quail Hollow Club

Whether you are attempting to win the Wachovia Championship or break 90, being able to putt is going to determine your fate. The ability to putt allows a player to compete favorably at every level and rolling the ball at the proper speed is a critical component of good putting.

While there is no substitute for spending time on the putting green, when it comes to putting well, having a pendulum type stroke will help tremendously. A stroke that is even back and through - if the putter swings back 12 inches, it should swing through 12 inches - and has reasonable rhythm will tend to produce the proper speed more often. The best putters tend to control speed better than everyone else and this ability is greatly enhanced with a rhythmical stroke.