The art of pressure putts
Suzanne Petterson’s winning Solheim Cup moment will go down in history as one of the all-time great pressure putts, but would you have made it? Click below to find out.
Before they hit any putt, you’ll see every Tour player in the world reading the green. They’re trying to work out their line by reading slopes and undulations, as well as figuring out the pace of the putt. It's the combination of these two things that need to be married up perfectly if you want any chance of finding the bottom of the cup. Easy enough, right?
Ok, not easy, but there are ways to make it easier. The most effective way can be found in TaylorMade’s Spider X Hydro Blast putter or, more specifically, in the face. Or, even more specifically, in the Pure Roll face insert, which helps get the ball rolling true to your line with precision as soon as possible. And, if you need a little extra help finding your line, the True Path design will help you with alignment.
It's important to remember that we can't impact the putt once the ball's left the putter face. After that point, it's down to the golfing gods as to whether bobbles and bounces deviate your ball from its line, turning a good read and good putt into a miss.
So, what’s the take-away? TaylorMade's cutting-edge putters gets you closer to Tour-level putting than you ever thought imaginable thanks to improving the aspects we can control - our stroke and how the ball starts its journey towards the hole.
Oh, and if you need some guidance when it comes to reading the greens, we're here to help!