GOLF COLUMN: Tips for ‘putting with loft’

Sam Shaw, PGA pro from Hayfield
Sam Shaw, PGA pro from Hayfield

This week’s tip from PGA Pro Sam Shaw is regarding putting with loft

If you are looking for a simple approach to your short game, try ‘putting with loft’.

If your relationship with the lob wedge is on the rocks, consider trying a 7, 8 or 9 iron when you are in near proximity of the green.

Use the same to address fundamentals you would when using a putter.

Grip down on the iron and allow your arms to hang down in an effort to create a pendulum motion.

Place the golf ball in the middle of your stance and use a putting stroke (no wrist and keep your body tight).

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