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Method | Short Putts

Appeared in Summer 2015 LINKS

RAYMOND FLOYD 1998
First, you have to accept that there is nothing automatic about short putts; to make them takes good technique, concentration and discipline. Even when all those are adhered to, the odd one is going to lip out. Personally, I think there's no better practice than hitting a lot of short putts in a competitive frame of mind. That can mean participating in putting games for some small wager, or simply using your imagination to simulate a competitive situation. It's the best way to lessen fear and build confidence.

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Method | Lob Shots

Appeared in Spring 2015 LINKS

SEVE BALLESTEROS 1988
I begin by positioning the ball forward in my stance, which ensures I get the full value of the loft of the clubface essential to producing softly hit, soft-landing shots. I spread my feet just slightly apart at the heels, with about 60 percent of my weight on my left side to help promote the steep plane of swing also necessary for height. My feet are set a little open, both to limit the amount of body turn I make on the backswing and help me more easily clear my left side as I start down to the ball, which is vital to keeping the clubface open through impact.

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Method | Year-Round Fitness

Appeared in Winter 2015 LINKS

Frank W. Jobe, M.D.

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Method | Posture

Appeared in Fall 2014 LINKS

Peter Alliss 1995
Standing up to the ball means standing as tall as you can. Don’t hunch over; stand up, tilted forward from the hips, not the waist, with your knees slightly bent. If you bend them too much your backswing will be restricted and you are likely to develop a push or pulled slice.

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