Gary Player Shares Crucial Tip to Get Better at the Art of Putting

Published 11/12/2021, 7:40 PM EST
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – MAY 04: Golfing legend Gary Player waves as he is introduced during the ‘3M Greats of Golf’ at the Insperity Invitational at The Woodlands Country Club on May 04, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Gary Player is one of the legends when it comes to golf. He has won 24 PGA Tour titles and nine major championships in his career. Moreover, he is considered to be a generational player along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Meanwhile, Gary is the only non-American to win all four major championships. 

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The 86-year-old South African still plays golf with his friends and even works out in the gym. While it is generally considered that physical fitness deteriorates with age, the golf legend is proving everyone wrong. 

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Gary Player shares a video on his Twitter

Golf is a game that is hard to master. Even the legendary players like Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player keep working on their game throughout their careers. But the legendary South African, even at the age of 86, is working on his putting. He recently shared a video on Twitter where he is seen holing out putts and wrote an inspiring caption along with it. 

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“Practice doesn’t make perfect, but it makes progress,” tweeted Gary. “The hardest thing to do when putting is to keep your head still and to try to see your putter hit a dimple on the ball. I hope everyone has a chance to get out and keep practicing this weekend!”

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Gary Player made two putts from around seven to eight feet and holed both putts with ease. He then explained the hardest thing to do when putting in the caption. He said keeping your head still to see your putter hit a dimple on the ball is the hardest thing to do. 

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Meanwhile, this is true as the eyes and head tend to look forward towards the hole rather than focusing on the ball. Hence, we see a lot of leisure golfers missing their putts even from a few feet away. So this advice from Gary Player is absolute gold and can help recreational golfers hole out their putts in fewer strokes.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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