Golf Legend Ben Crenshaw Will Play at The Masters For The Last Time in 2015

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One of golf’s greatest and most classy legends, Ben Crenshaw will play his last Masters tournament in 2015. “Gentle Ben” has had a storied career and is widely known as a Masters icon for the consecutive times he played and the two times he won in 1984 and 1995.

“I made the decision that next year is my last year,” Crenshaw said according to CBS Sports.”It is funny, on Amen Corner on the 13th hole on the first day, I hadn’t told Carl yet, but I said, ‘Carl, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time and next year would be a good year.’

Carl, who he’s referring too of course is the legendary Augusta National caddy Carl Jackson who’s been on the bag for Ben for many years while playing at The Masters. Ben and Carl are widely regarded as one of the greatest caddy/player duos in golf history as they have two wins, 25 made cuts, 11 top 10s, eight top 5s, two 3rd place finishes and two 2nd place finishes at The Masters.

“I’m very, very happy with it. I’ve thought about it for a long time. A lot of times I thought that I could have stepped down earlier. It is hard. Very hard. But I have been so fortunate.” Ben said according to CBS Sports.

I sure hope Ben gets a chance at hitting the ceremonial first tee at The Masters every year because he has left his mark at the great tournament and his presence as a competitor will definitely be missed. Thanks for making The Masters even more special Benny and Carl!

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A GP Golf Report Quickie: Simple Tips for Good Putting

Ben Crenshaw is Widely Considered the Greatest Putter of All-Time.

Ben Crenshaw is Widely Considered the Greatest Putter of All-Time.

An Example of a Mallet Putter. This is the Same Exact Putter I Use by Top Flite.

An Example of a Mallet Putter. This is the Same Exact Putter I Use by Top Flite.

Hey all, as we know, putting is the most important aspect of golf but is also one of the trickiest especially when you’re facing tough greens. Don’t you want to feel good after making a beautiful long putt as the ball rolls into the cup? Of course you do! Here are some basic things to know when on the greens. First off, and this is a no brainer, always try to read the greens to see where the slope is on the green so that way you get where you need to aim your putt. This doesn’t guarantee that you make the putt but you will likely get it close with the right amount if touch. Another thing I found out that was good is trying to take a shorter backswing on your putting stroke so this way, you don’t accidentally move your hands which will take your backswing off plane.

While taking this short backswing, make sure your follow through is longer since you had a shorter backswing and this will help on longer putts. This is why mallet looking putters have the line on the top of them to help you line up your putt and to keep your stroke on line on your follow through. Finally, it’s always a good strategy to aim past the hole because if you are just aiming directly at the hole, then you may hit it too soft, coming up short, after all, putting is a state of mind. When you aim past the hole then your mind will tell you to hit past the hole which will give you enough power to hit a putt that will roll right in the cup but aim just right behind the hole, not way past the hole.

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