Can Sergio's Belly Putter Save Your Stroke?
Sergio Garcia didn't close the deal at Carnoustie, but his new belly putter got him really close. Imagine what it could do for you.
By Top 100 Teacher Eden Foster with Jessica Marksbury
While Sergio Garcia continues to blame everyone but himself for the empty spot in his major trophy case, his play at Carnoustie was nothing short of spectacular. Just a few weeks ago he had missed the cut at the U.S. Open, an anomaly that many attribute to a familiar weak spot in his game: inconsistent putting (Garcia ranked 158th in putting last year).
At the British, however, he made almost everything he looked at. He one-putted nine times in his first round and finished the tourney without a three-putt. His secret? A switch from a standard-length putter to a belly-length model. The move paid immediate dividends. If, like Garcia, you struggle with getting the ball into the hole, a belly putter may be the solution.