• How much do mishits matter in putting?

    Whenever you impact a putt, the ball is programmed with all its directional data. It is at that point that a golfer’s consistency is either compromised or enhanced by the actions of impact alignments. Impact alignments will...

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    What happens to loft when shortening or lengthening a putter shaft?

    During a round of golf, the percentage of all putts made is 43. I have mentioned in my earlier articles that the putting technique should be efficient and adjusted to your mobility limitation. With increased efficiency, the...

    • Posted 24 days ago
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    Charting the putting stroke differences in different handicap golfers

    One of the most troubling parts of putting for many golfers has been the relationship between line and speed. Most golfers know that the proper line is determined by the speed at which a putt is hit,...

    • Posted 33 days ago
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    Which putting grip improves the average golfer’s alignments?

    I’ve found that the most damaging flaw within a golfer’s putting is the breakdown of the lead wrist through impact. This flaw causes many more problems than anything else for the average golfer’s putting such as adding...

    • Posted 47 days ago
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  • Stickney putting teaching feel
    Teaching feel in putting

    One of the most enigmatic portions of putting has been the relationship between line and speed. Golfers know that their lines are determined by the speed in which they hit a putt, but how do they know...

    • Posted 54 days ago
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  • The Pill Review
    Review: The Pill

    Pros: The Pill is idiot-proof; you set it on its edge to practice your putting or on its side for chipping and bunker shots. If your stroke is off, The Pill won’t lie. It’s affordable, portable and easy...

    • Posted 71 days ago
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    The Ultimate Putting Program (Part 5): The Pre-Shot Routine

    The essence of putting is the ability to roll your ball on your intended line as far as the hole, which we have discussed in previous articles. There is one last variable to putting that I believe...

    • Posted 104 days ago
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    Four New Year’s Resolutions for golfers in 2014

    Some people don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, but golfers are hopeful types and we love setting new goals every winter. So, in that spirit I bring you some suggested golf resolutions for 2014. You may not...

    • Posted 108 days ago
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    The Ultimate Putting Program (Part 4): Green Reading

    If you know one thing about green reading, it should be this: The golf ball abides by the laws of gravity and when in motion it will roll towards the low point of any slope. A lot...

    • Posted 111 days ago
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    The Ultimate Putting Program (Part 3): Pick a putter that matches your path

    We have discussed how the design of a putter affects a golfer’s ability to control aim and speed. Now it is time to look at how it affects the path of the stroke. I believe the optimal...

    • Posted 117 days ago
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  • Does your height affect putting?
    Are shorter golfers better putters?

    It is generally accepted that taller golfers have an advantage when it comes to driving distance on the PGA Tour. All else being equal, the thought is that taller golfers will have the edge in comparison to...

    • Posted 122 days ago
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  • Putting practice
    Does flexibility lead to a better short game?

    I have seen many beginning, average and professional golfers use a technique that can cause mishits when they are chipping or putting. The professionals usually spend a lot of time training their short game because they know...

    • Posted 123 days ago
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    Wrist action: The No. 1 killer of good putting

    The lack of control of the lead and rear wrist actions during the putting stroke causes more problems for golfers on the putting green than anything else. In my putting academy, I use several high-tech systems in...

    • Posted 124 days ago
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    The Ultimate Putting Program (Part 2): Putter weight affects speed

    Putting well has a lot to do with having the ability to control speed, so the first thing that I want to identify is the optimal speed for golfers to maximize the 4.25-inch width of the hole....

    • Posted 124 days ago
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    The causes of head movement during the putting stroke, and how to fix it

    As we all know, putting requires a solid stroke, a stable body and very controlled motor motions in order to be consistent from day to day. It is with this thought in mind that most players focus...

    • Posted 131 days ago
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    The Ultimate Putting Program (Part 1): The design of your putter influences aim

    Imagine holing a putt in a golf outing, and hearing one of your teammates say, “That’s exactly where you were aiming.” I bet you’ve never heard that before, especially after making a putt. Through my experience fitting...

    • Posted 132 days ago
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  • Stetina: The Ultimate Putting Program

    Putting is probably the easiest part of the game, and yet so many people struggle immensely with it. You don’t have to be strong, or in any way physically gifted to be a good putter. You simply...

    • Posted 139 days ago
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    The ‘arc’ vs. ‘square-to-square’ putting method: Either or neither?

    There’s hundreds of different golfers try to putt, but putting really just boils down to two schools of thought. There are those who try to move the putter head “straight back and straight through” along the target...

    • Posted 173 days ago
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    Putting: The Recoil, “the IF” and the finish

    “How did I make a 12 on a par five hole?” Arnold Palmer said. “It’s simple. I missed a four-foot putt for an 11.” There is an epidemic in the amateur golf world in regard to putting...

    • Posted 180 days ago
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  • Tom Stickney
    The importance of the elbows in putting

    As we all know, putting requires a solid stroke that is derived from very coordinated motions of the shoulders, arms and hands, not to mention the complex set of psychomotor motions that must be mastered between the...

    • Posted 180 days ago
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    Master these 3 set-up keys for fewer 3 putts

    It seems that everyone wonders why they do not make more putts. But if you consider the multitude of variables that affect putting, it is a wonder that golfers make any at all. Identifying the most important...

    • Posted 187 days ago
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  • The most important putts to make

    Back in May, I felt that Tiger Woods was Statistically Primed For the U.S. Open. Tiger had just come off his fourth victory for the year, and was using a very conservative tee shot strategy — hitting...

    • Posted 247 days ago
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  • Top 10 Short Game Mistakes
    The Top 10 Short Game Mistakes

    Over the years of instructing, I have noticed many things that people tend to do incorrectly within their short games that continues to cost these players shot after shot, day after day! It pains me to see...

    • Posted 257 days ago
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    Putting Alignment Keys: The Two Forgotten Fundamentals

    The easiest way for golfers to improve their putting is to align their body square to their target line. But many golfers have a very hard time with their putting alignment. I have used the SAM PuttLab,...

    • Posted 277 days ago
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    Do Fairways Hit Equal Low Scores?

    If you’ve played this game long enough, you know how important it is to hit the fairway. It allows any of us to control the ball’s spin and flight far easier than out of the rough or...

    • Posted 358 days ago
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  • Proper Putting Grip
    The Case for Putting Instruction Part 2: Fundamentals and Drills

    Last month I tried to persuade readers to treat the flat stick with respect when it comes to practice and lessons (You can read it here). In this follow up, I’ll address the so-called fundamentals of putting...

    • Posted 359 days ago
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  • Golfers have ridiculous expectations
    Golfers have ridiculous expectations

    Golf is supposed to be fun. Even for the highest level professionals, it is still supposed to be fun. The biggest enemy of a golfer and his scorecard is not the wrong equipment, horrible swing flaws, slow play...

    • Posted 361 days ago
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  • David Orr
    Read about Justin Rose’s putting coach, David Orr

    In and of itself, the structure is unremarkable. The dimensions of the building are of smallish proportion and the concrete block is in need of pressure washed scrutiny; at the base of the front awning, the numerals...

    • Posted 415 days ago
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  • Lower scores self analysis
    Shoot lower scores with better self-analysis

    By Anthony Procopis, GolfWRX Contributor Dear fellow golf maniacs, can you shoot 10 shots better than your handicap? Well, whether you currently can or can’t is not the point. I believe that if you are firing and...

    • Posted 416 days ago
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    Why AimPoint Will Save Your Putting: A Basic Introduction

    Over the last 10 years, golf has changed dramatically and there is a constant push for technology. For years, club companies have made a push for more distance to create the “longest club ever.” What many golfers...

    • Posted 418 days ago
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