David Howell: No.1 putting drill

Adams Golf staffer offers Golfmagic readers his best putting tip

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 1 Aug 2013

David Howell: No.1 putting drill

David Howell, member of the victorious 2004 and 2006 European Ryder Cup teams, is rightfully lauded as one of the best putters in the history of the European Tour.

Thankfully for Golfmagic, the new Adams Golf staffer was on hand at Wentworth Golf Club to give us an exclusive insight into his No.1 putting tip entitled: 'Don't look at the ball...'

Howell said: "This is a great drill to take away any anxiety you may have on the greens. Look at a piece of grass just behind the ball and focus on the grass only.

"Place a 5p piece or something in between between the putter face and ball, and focus on that gap until you’ve finished your stroke.

"This will really encourage you to stay as still and in balance for as long as you can. It's great for nerves, too.

"I see far too many amateur miss short putts when they come out of their posture because they want to look where the ball goes.

"Make your stroke and then look - this is something Tiger Woods does very well and it's something I've been working on for years now.

"You'll be amazed how many more short putts you hole when following this drill and it's another quick and easy way of reducing your handicap. Give it a go. Good luck!"

David Howell plays with the Yes! Callie putter.

Click this link for our review of the Yes! Callie. Click here to see how Callie 12 performed in our 2013 Ten of the Best putter test.