Despite the recent inclement weather, putting preparation for the season ahead can still be achieved by performing this simple but effective drill in the comfort of your home. In another post I wrote about some indoor putting aids
Due to the varying techniques and individual styles of Professionals and Club players there is no one set method.This article therefore concentrates on elements of the stroke that will help to achieve a more reliable strike from the “sweet spot” of the putter.
A stroke with negligible head, upper and lower body movement assists the player to achieve consistent distance control with a reduction in directional issues. This element is significant for increased success for shorter putts
DRILL 1: Don’t alter that pressure!
Assume a relaxed putting posture with your head pressed lightly against the wall – see figure 1.
Try to maintain this light pressure and postural position throughout the back swing and follow through (figure 2) whilst making your usual putting stroke. This is not intended to be a path related drill and some style of strokes will allow for varying arm to shoulder correlation. Fig 3 shows how the head has moved backwards slightly which will be detected with this simple drill