I get it — one small mistake leads to double-bogey. Fear not. To complete the book I developed a technique to tame every terror. As it turns out the easiest way to navigate short shots over trouble is to make the same swing you’d use for a 15-yard pitch. In most cases this motion produces enough loft to clear whatever stands between you and the green. You’ll land it softly with a little spin and leave yourself a chance at a one-putt.
Whether you roll it well and win the game or not so well and lose don’t worry—it’s just practice. Win or lose playing Drawback will hone your touch and feel on the greens which will help you putt better for the rest of the day.
Hone your ability to start the ball on line as often as you can. When I practice I have my son Eddie stand behind me on an extension of my chosen starting line. From this down-target view he can easily discern the movement of the putter the angle of the face and whether or not the ball starts on line.