This at-home drill will help you square your putter face

Do this enough times, and you'll be rolling your golf ball exactly where it's aimed.


Hopefully you’re reading this from a warm state, where the notion of a snow-shortened golf season doesn’t exist. If you’re not, then join the club: I’m writing this from the northeast, where playing golf is technically possible but in reality, just isn’t going to happen for someone inept at dealing with cold.

That means lots of indoor golf in the immediate future, which is why I perked up when I saw this handy at-home tip come across my feed the other day from The Putting Engineer, whom you can follow in Instagram right here.

You can watch the full video below. Here’s how it works.

1. Set the putter.

First, place a ruler or yardstick on the ground directly behind your golf ball and set the leading edge of your putter so its flush along the ruler.

2. Grip and set

Once you’ve done that, grip your putter and gently lift it off the ruler so it’s directly behind your golf ball.

3. Maintain it

Make your stroke, remembering the feeling of the square putterface you set for yourself at address.

Do that enough times, and you’ll be rolling your golf ball exactly where it’s aimed.

Watch the full video below:

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Luke Kerr-Dineen Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Director of Service Journalism at GOLF Magazine and In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University and in 2017 was named News Media Alliance’s “Rising Star.” His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.