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.