For the average golfer, 42 percent or more of your strokes are struck with your putter, which means that working on your flat stick is the fastest way to a lower handicap. For putts of 15 feet or less, 80 percent of your misses are likely due to an incorrect path â€” your motion should be relatively straight back and forth.
First, check your setup: Grip in the palms of your hands, both thumbs on top; body square to the target, and ball forward in your stance; club shaft in line with your left arm at address and through the stroke, with arms swinging freely from your shoulders.
Second, use one of Tiger Woods’ favorite drills: Position a ball four feet from the hole with two tees placed into the ground just outside the putter face; stroke the putt between the tees without touching them. Tiger does this with his right hand only and finishes by making 50 in a row!