If you Find the Ball Against the Collar Try to Putt with the Putter Toe Golf Senior Tip (Video)
If you Find the Ball Against the Collar Try to Putt with the Putter Toe Golf Senior Tip (Video)

How many times have you found yourself hitting a good shot into the green? But when you get on to the green instead of the ball being somewhere situated in the middle of the green you find it up against the collar? What I’ve done here is put two sticks down behind the ball to recreate what is a collar. A collar is where the green goes from one depth and the collar is just slightly higher and slightly thicker. So you have this sort of step going back and quite often it’s quite difficult to kind of get that putter behind the ball as you would normally do when the green is nice and flat and consistent to take with your back and if you did that on this one you’d catch the collar at the back.

So there’s a couple of ways of actually going about this. First of all there’s one sort of system that basically is called toe poke shot. A toe poke is where we don’t use the putter in the conventional way, this way but we actually turn it around so we actually hold it with the toe. It’s a bit like – a sort of hummer shot but to play this shot there’s a couple of things that we need to do. The first thing is we need to move the ball position further back in the stance. So the back is towards your right foot as a right-handed golfer so I’ve moved my feet this way which has taken the ball back in my stance towards the right foot. The importance of that; it makes the swing a bit steeper so when I put this putter behind the ball between there and the collar what will happen now is the putter will tend to move up into the air and back down. This way we are going to actually dodge the collar of the green; we just make contact with the ball. But be aware that when you are curving with this toe poke style and hitting down, it’s like you may get a slight jump of the ball. But just remember it looks like a jump but that’s better than actually catching the collar and actually ending it with the putter; actually opening or closing on that take away. The other way to play this, a much simpler way in my eyes would be to say to yourself, “Right, we need to bring that putter up so why don’t we just slide the hands down the putter grip by about three or four inches.” By doing that you can see my putter is now being raised off the ground that way again we are taking the collar straight out keep that ball center to the back in your stance and again from there it takes the putter back over the collar and makes the contact with the ball and you take that collar out. So next time you are up against the collar of the green you think, “Wow, looks a bit daunting.” You’ve got two methods there see which works for you I think the second one would be most probably the favorite but it take practice. That means going to the practice putt and green and spending 20 30 minutes not five minutes.
2014-03-31

How many times have you found yourself hitting a good shot into the green? But when you get on to the green instead of the ball being somewhere situated in the middle of the green you find it up against the collar? What I’ve done here is put two sticks down behind the ball to recreate what is a collar. A collar is where the green goes from one depth and the collar is just slightly higher and slightly thicker. So you have this sort of step going back and quite often it’s quite difficult to kind of get that putter behind the ball as you would normally do when the green is nice and flat and consistent to take with your back and if you did that on this one you’d catch the collar at the back.

So there’s a couple of ways of actually going about this. First of all there’s one sort of system that basically is called toe poke shot. A toe poke is where we don’t use the putter in the conventional way, this way but we actually turn it around so we actually hold it with the toe. It’s a bit like – a sort of hummer shot but to play this shot there’s a couple of things that we need to do. The first thing is we need to move the ball position further back in the stance. So the back is towards your right foot as a right-handed golfer so I’ve moved my feet this way which has taken the ball back in my stance towards the right foot. The importance of that; it makes the swing a bit steeper so when I put this putter behind the ball between there and the collar what will happen now is the putter will tend to move up into the air and back down. This way we are going to actually dodge the collar of the green; we just make contact with the ball. But be aware that when you are curving with this toe poke style and hitting down, it’s like you may get a slight jump of the ball. But just remember it looks like a jump but that’s better than actually catching the collar and actually ending it with the putter; actually opening or closing on that take away. The other way to play this, a much simpler way in my eyes would be to say to yourself, “Right, we need to bring that putter up so why don’t we just slide the hands down the putter grip by about three or four inches.” By doing that you can see my putter is now being raised off the ground that way again we are taking the collar straight out keep that ball center to the back in your stance and again from there it takes the putter back over the collar and makes the contact with the ball and you take that collar out. So next time you are up against the collar of the green you think, “Wow, looks a bit daunting.” You’ve got two methods there see which works for you I think the second one would be most probably the favorite but it take practice. That means going to the practice putt and green and spending 20 30 minutes not five minutes.