Steve Jones is a veteran on the Champions Tour. He got his big break in 1996 by winning the Open Championship. He has carded 8 PGA wins while on Tour. The difference maker on any professional golf tour is putting. If you can’t putt, you won’t win. If you get the dreaded “3 putt”, your chances of winning that tournament went from slim to none! Golf Life caught up with Steve Jones to learn more about how he is so consistent with the flat stick.
There are two things that Steve Jones stresses when it comes to putting. 1. Alignment. Making sure you are reading the green the right way and then setting yourself up in the right direction is extremely important. If you are not lined up correctly, you can pretty much forget about making the putt. And 2. Distance. Once you get yourself aligned, don’t worry about anything else except for controlling your distance.
Focusing on these two aspects of putting will not only make you a better putter, but a more consistent putter. The key for amateur players is eliminating the “3 putts”. Everybody “3 putts”. If we can change some of those “3 putts” into “2 putts”, your score will change dramatically. It could change by 10 stokes if you work at it. But it starts with alignment and distance. If you can figure out those two aspects of putting, your on a fast track to scoring lower.
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