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Padraig Harrington is fresh off his first full year on the PGA Champions Tour and has some wisdom to impart on us weekend warriors.

The three-time major champ might not always do things the conventional way, and that’s no different with his advice for when you’re faced with an uphill putt.

• Harrington on OWGR

Harrington explains in this tweet, that he likes to practice by stopping the putter at impact when he needs to make an effort to get a putt to the hole.

He goes on to say that when you want to hit a putt hard, it can have the opposite effect, making you scared you’re going to race the ball past the hole.

• Harrington explains his pitching process

As well as that, he says that ideally, your stroke should be slightly shorter on the follow through than on the backswing. 

More of Harrington’s tips can be found on his YouTube channel, where he runs the series Paddy’s Golf Tips. You can get stuck into that here.


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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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