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Golfers get fitted for drivers, irons and wedges, but when was the last time you heard about someone getting fitted for a putter.

The amount of money spent every year by amateurs seeking to lower their scores is astronomical, but quite often they forget about the most important part.

As the well-used saying goes, ‘drive for show, putt for dough’, and yet even if a player does take the time to find a putter of the right weight, or length, a lot of the time that doesn’t include getting fitted with the right technique.

Paul Adams, a PGA professional and director of golf at Tucker’s Point, doesn’t let his members just pick up any old putter, he puts them through a rigorous testing procedure using the Coutour Golf putting system to make sure they get exactly the right club.

“I firmly believe in fitting through instruction,” said Adams, “I always have done.

“It’s not just the length or weight of the club that has to be right, but the stance too.

“You see too many people trapped in their stance, which doesn’t allow them to release the putter and then it all goes wrong.”

And unlike other club fitters, Adams can have the putter ready to go within five minutes of a customer being fitted.

Having the right technique and the clubs to go with it is something Adams is passionate about, and to ram the message home Tucker’s Point are bringing in top tutor Todd Sones for a weekend of intensive instruction on putting, chipping and playing out of bunkers.

The American is running a series of seminars at Tucker’s point on Sunday, September 11 and Monday, September 12, and there are still some places available on what is likely to be a popular course.

Sones also uses the Coutour Golf system, and will be spending five hours, over two days, trying to improve the putting of the Island’s amateurs, and professionals, who will be having their own seminar with Sones on Monday morning.

Lessons at Tucker’s Point will run from 9am until 6.30pm on Sunday and 2pm until 7.30pm on Monday. Entry fees are $250 a session for guests, or $200 for members, and anyone interested should contact Paul Adams via his email, Paul.Adams[AT]rosewoodhotels.com for details.

Useful website: www.coutourgolf.com

Tucker's Point Golf club readies for putting clinic.
Tucker's Point Golf club readies for putting clinic.
Tucker's Point Golf club readies for putting clinic.

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Published August 30, 2011 at 10:59 am (Updated August 30, 2011 at 10:59 am)

Top tutor to hold putting masterclass

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