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Watch: Mark Hubbard invents a putting stroke you've got to see to believe

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Never underestimate the creativity of a desperate putter.

But as Golf Channel’s Trevor Immelman so aptly put it, Mark Hubbard went “next level” on Friday at the American Express. The 31-year-old Colorado native was having a forgettable round of 76 that would send him packing for the weekend, so, why not try something, well, a little different.

And different this was.

Hubbard extended his right arm and wrapped his pinky finger around the lower portion of his shaft for support on his 10-foot putt.

“What in the heck was that?” Golf Channel’s Curt Byrum said.

“He can’t believe he missed it,” Immelman said.

This is a video you have to see to believe. Words don’t do it justice, but wonderful analysis from Immelman. And even the judge from the former Soviet Union would have given Hubbard at least a 9 for creativity.

Hubbard later explained that the maneuver is called the “snail”, a name that one of his former San Jose State teammates came up with.

“It usually makes for an automatic putt inside five feet,” Hubbard said. “Little disappointed I missed that one.”

original article link https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/01/22/watch-mark-hubbard-invents-a-putting-stroke-youve-got-to-see-to-believe/

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