Titleist Tips: Putting in Open Championship Wind

Great putters putt well regardless of the conditions and in the tip above, Titleist staff member Michael Breed shows how great putters cope with wind, one of trickier variables you can face on the putting green.

At Royal Portrush this weekend, we’ll likely see fickle winds that gust unpredictably – calm one moment and buffeting the next. As Michael explains, the secret to performing well in these uncertain circumstances is stability.

The next time you play in heavy wind, follow Michael's keys to stay stable over your putts, and see if they help you to roll the ball more consistently when it's blowing hard on the golf course.

Keys to Putting in the Wind

  • Ball position - one putter head length inside your lead foot.
  • Distribute most of your weight (70-80%) in your lead leg. Press your trail leg toward your lead leg to anchor your weight and create a stable base.
  • Get your shirt buttons directly over the ball.
  • Keep your triceps connected against the sides of your ribcage throughout the stroke.
  • Rock your shoulders to move the putter, your hands and your arms as one connected unit.


We hope you enjoy these insights and to learn more about Michael, visit his Website. For more instruction, make sure to check out A New Breed of Golf on Facebook and make sure to follow Michael on Twitter and Instagram, too!