Golf Putting Mechanics (P1)

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Putting Technique

  • There is a wide variation in putting technique There is a wide variation in putting technique among skilled golfers among skilled golfers
  • A golfer can be successful with a unique A golfer can be successful with a unique technique as long as two characteristics are in technique as long as two characteristics are in place:
    • The ball is placed opposite the left (front) foot or just The ball is placed opposite the left (front) foot or just behind the left foot (Some golfers prefer the ball to behind the left foot (Some golfers prefer the ball to be in the middle of the feet, in the center of the be in the middle of the feet, in the center of the stance) stance)
    • The eyes are kept directly above the ball. To attain The eyes are kept directly above the ball. To attain this position the trunk must be flexed close to 40 º

Putting Research Study

  • The The main difference between amateur and main difference between amateur and professional golfers was in set-up. professional golfers was in set-up.
  • This was found to be This was found to be significant with amateur significant with amateur’ ’s s weight distribution approximately 60% Right – 40% weight distribution approximately 60% Right – 40% Left Left
  • The The Professional Group was much closer to 50% on Professional Group was much closer to 50% on both sides at set-up. both sides at set-up.
  • Although there was no significant difference in Although there was no significant difference in stance width, there was a stance width, there was a significant difference in significant difference in the total amount of sway between the two groups of the total amount of sway between the two groups of golfers; the amateurs had greater sway

Putting techniques 1

Most golfers assume a traditional stance Most golfers assume a traditional stance while addressing the ball:

  • Feet shoulder width apart and toes are Feet shoulder width apart and toes are square (not pointing forward or backward) square (not pointing forward or backward)
  • Weight is evenly distributed between the feet Weight is evenly distributed between the feet
  • Trunk is leaning forward slightly Trunk is leaning forward slightly
  • Slight flex in the knees and hips Slight flex in the knees and hips
  • Slight to moderate flex in the elbows so club Slight to moderate flex in the elbows so club is held just above the ground

Putting Techniques 2

  • Putter is held in an overlapping grip with the left hand Putter is held in an overlapping grip with the left hand on top and the right hand overlapping the index and on top and the right hand overlapping the index and middle fingers of the left hand middle fingers of the left hand
  • The grip on the putter should be as light as possible The grip on the putter should be as light as possible
  • Head and eyes over the ball with slight trunk flexion Head and eyes over the ball with slight trunk flexion and neck flexion and neck flexion
  • The head and lower body must be kept absolutely still The head and lower body must be kept absolutely still throughout the stroke
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