Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Don't Be Afraid to Get a Grip on Your Game If the Putts Are Not Going In

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Don't Be Afraid to Get a Grip on Your Game If the Putts Are Not Going In

Article excerpt

THE US PGA Championship provided enthralling TV viewing . Arguably the best player from tee to green at Atlanta was Lee Westwood, our official attached tour professional at Close House.

If Westwood had putted even acceptably over the four days he would have torn the field apart with the quality of his ball striking.

His manager Chubby Chandler thinks he just needs one tournament where the putts start dropping.

Chandler also says he wants Lee to try using a very large grip on his putter which helps to keep your hands and wrists quieter within the stroke. For several years, K J Choi has used this type of grip with great results.

The whole idea of golf is getting the ball into the hole in as few shots as possible.

You should try to remain openminded regarding equipment options to give yourself the best chance of success.

Do not be scared to change what is not working, although Westwood admitted after this latest tournament: "Maybe I should try a change of religion - I have tried everything else. …

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