Struggling to hit pure putts? Try this method used by PGA Tour pros

If you're struggling to roll pure putts, try this method used by Champion Golfer of the Year Cameron Smith.

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Struggling to roll it pure? Try a method used by PGA Tour players, including Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im. 

Draw a line on your ball, but rather than aligning it at the target, set it parallel to the ground, so it acts as your ball’s equator. With this visual in place, your goal is to strike the ball below this equator and stroke up. 

That’s what gets the ball rolling pure, with more topspin and less skid. If it works for the pros, it’ll work for you.

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Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com. 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. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.