Putting putting together

This column is the sixth of a weekly series in which Nich will update you on his foray into the world of golf. He is taking lessons at the Grand Haven Golf Club with teaching pro Troy Thom and PGA member professional and director of golf, Kirk Sherman.
Nich Wolak
Aug 22, 2014


I thought I had putted before, but apparently I hadn’t.

Troy told me that our previous short-game session had been chipping, and then he handed me a putter.

My ineptitude for the game of golf was exposed once again.

He then told me that the key to putting was getting the confidence of a routine.

This I got, it was like shooting a free throw in basketball.

Line the line in the putter with the line in the ball, with the hole — a little to the left since it’s going to have a tendency to pull right. Adjust as necessary. Start with my feet together, spread them equidistance a part. Look at the hole, look at the ball. Look at the hole, look at the ball — hit.

My first one was my signature move — too hard.

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GH golf course has the best teaching pro with Troy.


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