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Putting drill that seems to work well - may help you


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#1 getitdaily

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

Some of you who frequent this site enough will know that putting has been my Achilles for a while. I believe I've turned the corner. That belief is based on the last 2 rounds played where I putted with feel of line and speed and nearly zero thought about stroke (other than smooth in the transition).

I do believe i stumbled onto a drill that may be of use to you other knuckleheads.

Azinger has a video where he talks about putting a golf ball between your lead wrist and the grip. That just felt awkward to me because I tend to have very little space there. I do, however, have a good bit of space between my training wrist and the grip.

I prefer a slight forward press to initiate the stroke. With that forward press I tend to get a bit wrist and lose a little face control.

So I started practicing with a golf ball between my grip and trail wrist. Makes such a difference keeping the face under control and really helps with the feel of a shoulder rocking stroke.

So try it out if you get wristy/ handsy. Maybe it'll help you.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:07 PM

Can you share the video?

Also, are you choking up on the putter or does this only apply to folks with arm-lock style putters / left hand low grips?  When I putt (standard grip), there's definitely no grip to place a ball between my lead wrist and the putter.  Perhaps this applies to the trail wrist for standard grippers?  Kinda like the putting cube?
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 04:44 PM

BTW - not to hijack, but this article greatly improved my putting: http://www.golfwrx.c...better-putting/

The key bit?  Hip rotation.  After reading this I started thinking exclusively about keeping my hips stable and anchored, and hitting the center of the face (did you SEE that wear spot on Tiger's putter?  :o)  It did wonders from 10' in.  I still need to learn to lag.
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Putter: Scotty Newport 2 - AOP Oval Track

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 05:29 PM

View PostMysteryV, on 11 February 2019 - 04:07 PM, said:

Can you share the video?

Also, are you choking up on the putter or does this only apply to folks with arm-lock style putters / left hand low grips?  When I putt (standard grip), there's definitely no grip to place a ball between my lead wrist and the putter.  Perhaps this applies to the trail wrist for standard grippers?  Kinda like the putting cube?

I grip conventionally so it's a drill I find useful for that grip, trail wrist.

Not sure about the putting cube, not sure what it is.

I'd share the video but I always have a hard time.finding it. I think it's a golf.channel video from several years back.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:23 PM

View PostMysteryV, on 11 February 2019 - 04:44 PM, said:

BTW - not to hijack, but this article greatly improved my putting: http://www.golfwrx.c...better-putting/

The key bit?  Hip rotation.  After reading this I started thinking exclusively about keeping my hips stable and anchored, and hitting the center of the face (did you SEE that wear spot on Tiger's putter?  :o)  It did wonders from 10' in.  I still need to learn to lag.

Hip rotation has plagued me for years. I finally found that by standing slightly pidgeon toed, they can't rotate very easily


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:10 AM

Is this the drill?

https://www.youtube....h?v=PN-ARkHTD5M

Edited by fmzip, 12 February 2019 - 09:10 AM.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

View Postfmzip, on 12 February 2019 - 09:10 AM, said:


Very close. I found the ball between the lead wrist and grip to be odd feeling since I have my hands forward. The ball between the trail wrist feels better and, I think, achieves the same thing. -for a conventional grip

For left hand low, the drill in the video would be good.

The premis is the same, reducing handle movement that's independent from the shoulder/arm movement (getting handsy).

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 11:25 AM

I used to have one of these which seemed to serve the same purpose:

http://bestputtingtr...er-putting-aid/

https://www.youtube....h?v=AmUSNHo9OBM

Edited by fmzip, 12 February 2019 - 11:26 AM.


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