Apex Rush If you injure yourself and get a muscle sprain, you need to use ice on the area. That is going to cut swelling and redness. Be sure you elevate the area so that blood can continue to flow correctly. Never put ice on bare skin, as it can cause damage. Always wrap it in cloth or a towel first.If you want to improve your putting, try to aim approximately 17 inches past the hole for straight-on putts. The reason is because there are no footprints around the 17 inch area surrounding the cup. Therefore, there will be thicker grass blades in this area that make your putts slow down.