Golfers: How to sink more putts

Publication:   Date: June 13, 2011   View Article

Leave it to a golfing physicist armed with geometry to give all us duffers some simple advice that should make more of our putts fall.

The advice is this: instead of just lining up the putt at hand, take a little extra time and determine the target line for several equidistant putts a few steps to the left and right of the ball.

“What you’ll notice is that those target lines all sort of converge at the same place,” Robert Grober, a physicist at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., told me today. “It is as simple as that.”

To sink the putt, aim for this area.

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