Golf Putting Mechanics (P3)

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Deceleration of the putter

  • Most players have a tendency to decelerate, or Most players have a tendency to decelerate, or slow down the putter as it approaches the ball slow down the putter as it approaches the ball
  • This is often due to using too long a backswing, This is often due to using too long a backswing, so that as the putter approaches the ball it is so that as the putter approaches the ball it is going too fast going too fast
  • The player then has to slow down the putter prior The player then has to slow down the putter prior to impact, which is often accompanied by a slight to impact, which is often accompanied by a slight rotation of the putter head, bringing it off line to rotation of the putter head, bringing it off line to the ball the ball
  • This deceleration could also cause the club to This deceleration could also cause the club to lose too much forward speed prior to contact, so lose too much forward speed prior to contact, so the ball does not reach the hole.
  • Feet are too close together which may affect Feet are too close together which may affect balance balance
  • Head has turned to follow the path of the ball Head has turned to follow the path of the ball too soon following impact

Putting technique 5

  • The length of the backswing increases The length of the backswing increases with the length of the putt- as does the with the length of the putt- as does the length of the follow through length of the follow through
  • It has been suggested that for each putting It has been suggested that for each putting distance the length of the follow through distance the length of the follow through was about one and one-half to two times was about one and one-half to two times the length of the backswing the length of the backswing
  • As the length of the backswing and follow As the length of the backswing and follow through increase, the speed of the putter through increase, the speed of the putter also increases; a longer putt clearly also increases; a longer putt clearly requires a faster club head speed than a requires a faster club head speed than a shorter putt

Putting Technique 6

  • A longer putt requires a greater A longer putt requires a greater clubhead clubhead speed, speed, which can be attained by a longer lever which can be attained by a longer lever
  • When addressing a long putt, the player could stand When addressing a long putt, the player could stand more upright and grip the putter closer to the top of more upright and grip the putter closer to the top of the handle the handle
  • This increased effective length of the putter will This increased effective length of the putter will increase the length of the arc of the swing and increase the length of the arc of the swing and increase increase clubhead clubhead speed speed
  • Player must keep the putter head under control, and Player must keep the putter head under control, and not try to swing too fast or too hard on the longer putt not try to swing too fast or too hard on the longer putt
  • A common problem in golf is the A common problem in golf is the premature premature acceleration of the club too early in the downswingacceleration of the club too early in the downswingthe the clubhead clubhead must accelerate into the ball, not prior must accelerate into the ball, not prior to reaching the ball
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