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Ernie Els with a new putting stroke

Ernie Els with a new putting stroke

Ernie Els with a new putting stroke

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Next to Gary Player, Ernie Els is the best golfer ever to come out of South Africa.  To me the biggest surprise is that he has not won more Majors, particularly The Masters at Augusta National, a course that I always thought suited his game to a tee!  But in recent years, Ernie has struggled with his putting, and we have all seen the video of Ernie missing from about a foot with a very yippie stroke!  But like all things, if you work hard enough and smart enough you will win in the end, and that seems to be the case here.  Ernie Els is back with a new putting stroke which has added new confidence to his game. Look out in the coming year!  Thanks to  of Golf Digest for this interesting story!

Ernie's putting has been dodgy lately!

Ernie’s putting has been dodgy lately!

He said it himself: “From 18-inches I was dodgy.”

Which wasn’t news to anyone who had watched some of the putts Ernie Els has missed over the last few months. More than once, images of the former Open and U.S. Open champion yipping putts wide of the mark from short range have gone viral on the Internet.

But things change in golf, sometimes remarkably quickly. And Els’ previously lamentable putting stroke seems to be one of those things. Halfway through the Dubai Desert Classic, the big South African is nine under par and a shot off the lead held by Spain’s Rafa Caberera-Bello. Even more surprising is the fact that Els has achieved that feat while appearing more and more confident on the greens.

“To be where I am now is really gratifying,” said Els, who has switched to a cross-handed grip. “I’ve been in some holes in the past, but this was a really deep, dark one. Everyone has seen some of the tiny putts I’ve missed. You can’t do that at this level. That is career-ending stuff, so to come back and play like this is great.

Ernie Els with a new putting stroke

To read the rest of Ernie’s new found putting stroke, go here!

Source:  Golf Digest  Mel Sole Golf School.

Pictures: Samuel Globus

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