The Basics of Putting [video]

Here are another four useful tips to help you grasp the basics of putting.

5.      Short backswing and follow through

If you watch the best putters on the PGA Tour, you’ll notice that none of them perform a particularly big backswing. They swing the putter head back a small, controlled amount, and then follow through the ball towards the target.

6.      Hands and lower body still

When putting, all of the movement should be in your shoulders. The rest of your body should stay almost static. Ensure your wrists, arms, legs and head all stay still throughout the swing.

7.      Pendulum with shoulder and arms

You may well have heard of the ‘pendulum’ analogy for putting. This refers to the even, balanced movement that your club should take as it swings back and through the ball.

8.      Work on speed/pace

Once you have got your putting technique down, you can start working on gaining a feel for pace. Take a bunch of balls, forget about the line you are aiming at, and play each of the balls to stop at a certain distance. This part takes a lot of time to get right.

If any of these tips are not clear, watch the video below. Don’t forget to share!

This article was written by Christian Abbas, exclusively for




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