Golf Tips: Choosing The Right Putter
golfers are using putters which are too long for them. The average
length on the PGA Tour is 34 1/2'' and that includes the long putters.
Most amateur golfers have putters which are 35'' or longer and this
produces an awkward stance.
The arms should hang down from the shoulders in a relaxed position
to promote a smooth stroke.
Any bending of the elbows to compensate for length will have poor
results. Check your grip to make sure there is only one inch of
putter grip visible above your hands. Have your putter cut down
if there is more than one inch showing.
Make sure that your grip is installed straight so that the flat
part of the grip is at exactly 90 degrees to the putter face. Also
check the lie of the putter.
If the toe is protruding up or down when addressing the ball, you
will not get correct roll of the ball to the hole. Even one degree
off on the lie will affect your putts, particularly the long ones.
Keep your hands in front of the putter head for smooth roll. Because
most putters have loft, some as much as 6 degrees, the ball will
hop or skip if you position your hands behind the clubhead.
Putting is close to 50 % of the game, so get your club fitted correctly
and then schedule regular practice with it. Your confidence will
soar and your scores will plummet!!!
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