Playing Lessons: Zach Johnson lag putting tip
Holly Sonders joins Zach Johnson on the green to discuss how doing a lag putt can help you playing in the Masters. Watch 'Playing Lessons with the Pros' on Golf Channel.
School of Golf: The Art and Science of Putting
'School of Golf’s' Martin Hall and Holly Sonders reveal tips for improving your putting stroke and your feel on the greens. Watch 'School of Golf' Wednesdays 7PM ET.
School of Golf: Putt Like a Masters Champion
'School of Golf's' Martin Hall and Holly Sonders teach a tip for putting on extremely fast greens like Augusta National. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.
The Golf Fix: Adjust to the elements
Michael Breed, host of 'The Golf Fix', shows how you can adjust on the golf course when the weather changes. Watch The 'Golf Fix' Mondays at 7PM ET.
Improve your feel and control speed like Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker can roll the rock, as he showed again in winning the Canadian Open, and your goal should be to control speed on the greens the way he does.
The Golf Fix: How to putt at Augusta National
Michael Breed, host of 'The Golf Fix', is in Augusta to show you how to putt on fast greens, just like the ones at Augusta National. Watch 'The Golf Fix' Mondays at 7PM ET.Thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy. I'm Michael Breed, host of the Golf Fix and we're in Augusta. And when you're in Augusta, you think Masters. And when you think Masters, you think putting. So many of us are struggling with these little cut putt. These are the putts that have about 3 or 4 feet-- 3 or 4 inches of break and they're slicing to the toe of your club whether you're right or left handed. The balls going to the toe side of the club. Now, what I'm gonna do to assist you with making more and assist me with making more is I'm gonna use this tennis ball here. And what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna put the tennis ball right in front of the hole, so we're blocking the hole right there. The reason why you are missing these putts is when you're coming into it, you're pushing this putter down the hill. And what I want you to do is I want you to have some obstacle in there that's gonna force you to hit this up the hill. So, by having a tennis ball right there, what it's gonna do is, it's gonna force you to get this thing up the high set-- up at themore break, felt that go in. That went in without hitting that tennis ball and now I get to go home. So, you want to improve your putting? Just use a tennis ball . Put it and block that hole. Put it in the middle of the way of the path, and that will force you to understand how to get that ball to go round that tennis ball and into the whole. That's awesome, by the way, gonna help you with your green rating , and you're gonna shoot lower scores. And you know what else you can do to shoot lower scores? Every Monday night, 7
Tip of the Week: Learn to free up your putting stroke
Do you struggle with being too mechanical with your stroke? Fear not, as Brad Faxon, one of best putters in PGA Tour history, has a fix for you.
Control your distance on the greens like Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker's putting prowess has him rolling, and SwingFix pro Tyrus York has some tips to help you control distance on the greens like Sneds.
Playing Lessons: Reading the Grain with Graeme McDowell
Holly Sonders gets advice on how to read the grain from Graeme McDowell. Watch 'Playing Lessons with the Pros' on Golf Channel.
School of Golf: Golf’s Missing Links
'School of Golf’s' Martin Hall and Holly Sonders share four games from a book designed to make putting fun. Watch 'School of Golf' Wednesdays at 7PM ET.your right hand for me-- -Okay. -for the moment. So cupping the left wrist prior to impact is a bad thing. So this is a great drill. Put your left hand on the putter but go down a bit more than normal. -Uh huh. -With enough gap that you can put that ball I gave you between the grip end and your left thumb-- little bit higher. -Uh huh. -There you go. Now, can you putt back and through without that ball dropping at, that will keep your left wrist quite-- Let's see you putt one like that. I don't want you to worry if that ball drops. -Uh huh. -It's just you won't get paid this week if that ball drops out. I mean, it's nothing very important. Just a few hundred thousand dollars, that's all. -Oh. -But it is a great way to get the feeling of keeping the left wrist stable throughout the stroke. Okay, another game. We're gonna call this the 5-foot 3 speed. So we're going to get about 5 feet away. This helps with breaking putts. It helps with downhill putts. Well, say we've got a 5-foot on the putting green at the course you're playing at. I want to see-- can you hit three putts in succession, where the first one just crawls over the front. The second one drops in the middle. And the third one, Tom Watson bangs the back of that hole. Also as a reason to do that, if for no other reason, just to keep you