“I NEVER MISS FROM FOUR FEET”
PAUL TREVILLION, who toured America in the early 1970’s with his SPLIT HAND PUTTING method, always issued the warning before his many putting contests…
"...SINK 1,000 AND I WILL SINK 1,001"
Says Trevillion, "An Artist never gets the YIPS. I aim at the hole and draw a STRAIGHT LINE. Too often on TV you hear, ‘HE PUSHED THE PUTT’… AN ARTIST NEVER PUSHES A PENCIL."
Despite much resistance from those loyal to the ‘Traditional’ method of putting, Trevillion’s Split Hand Method was not denounced by those with a voice worth listening to, such as…
Sir Henry Cotton, 3 times Open Champion…“Give this Trevillion putting method an extensive trial”
Henry Longhurst , The Voice of Golf…“The extended right arm is one of the secrets of putting.”
Sir Patrick Moore, Astronomer & television presenter…‘I have never drawn a straight line so well as with this Trevillion Split Hand Putting method. I might well give up putting and concentrate on painting!’
The 2015 British Open at St Andrews, in his final farewell to golf, Sir Nick Faldo split his hands and used the PENCIL GRIP. Sir Nick carded a 71 - saying “Today, I’m not even a part time golfer”. Who knows, if he had used the method earlier in his career, how many more Majors he might have won?
Change is inevitable. With the banning of anchoring the putter to the body, effectively discontinuing the popular long putter, the Trevillion Split Hand Putting, PENCIL GRIP is gaining popularity with young golfers, especially in the USA.
Paul Trevillion’s books on putting have been published in the UK and USA, they include ‘The Perfect Putting Method’ (Winchester Press, New York), ‘All About Putting’ (Golf Digest) and most recently ‘ ‘Missing Impossible’ (Michael Joseph). A video/DVD of the same name was also produced.