Friday, April 1
New Putting Drill Has Tiger Ready for Masters
I KNOW THIS WILL arouse suspicion since today is April Fool’s Day. But I don’t consider it any more far-fetched than the daily hullabaloo about Tiger Woods’ swing. The original source is The Onion, America’s Finest News Source.
The putting drill is pretty simple. You putt a large baby into its diaper. It can be a baby boy or a baby girl (pictured). It really doesn’t matter. Make sure the baby is face up and the diaper is clean.
Devised by an unnamed putting guru, there are a few key ideas behind the novel drill:
1. It prevents your putting stroke from breaking down. The drill forces you to use the big muscles and follow through toward the target.
2. If you can get a baby rolling smoothly, then you can stroke any golf ball and master any putting surface with ease.
3. It builds confidence.
For Tiger, it’s all about the process, and this drill is restoring the kind of putting confidence that helped him win four Green Jackets. Don’t be surprised if next week at Augusta National you hear Tiger say, “Get in there, baby!”
You’ll know why.
−The Armchair Golfer
(Image: Courtesy of The Onion)