Let’s say you have 10 minutes to warm up before teeing off. How do you spend your time? Most players would sprint to the range to hit a few rushed drives. But I’ve found that the best way to quickly sharpen your focus for 18 holes is to head to the putting green for one of my favorite games: Drawback.
According to three-putt figures in my study you’re coughing up on average about two strokes each round on lag putts alone. I want you to make a lot more putts so here’s my stroke-saving method to get you down in two rolls (or less) from long range in five simple steps.
It’s a highly effective shot—but there’s an alternative. This tight-lie solution illustrated in the photo below works best for shots that don’t involve a carry over a hazard or an obstacle shots in which you’ll want the ball to stay low and run to the pin.