Consistent Putting Arc

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Consistent Putting Arc
Category: Putting
Sub-Category: Ball Position, Grip, Reading Greens

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Video Golf Tip | Consistent Putting Arc

Putting, one of the great mysteries of golf. You see it in technique: cross-handed; split-handed; claw. You see it in putters, look at this one, Darren Wright, very unusual but quite an effective putter. But there are some things to keeping it simple that make putting simple if you follow them, and one of them is that we are going to try to get a grip that stays so that the clubface does not rotate when you squeeze a little bit. If my hands are on the club with my normal grip and I squeeze, watch my putter face. I squeezed my left hand and the putter face closed. I want to put it on in a neutral way because we tighten up sometimes when we make this stroke. Once we get those basics right, like eye over the ball or the ball just slightly outside my eye line, we get out ball position slightly under our left eye and get square for putting, then it is all the stroke. The putting stroke is really simple, but how can you get it so that it is automatic. I am going to show you with this tool. This is the putting arc, I believe in the system that the putting stoke is a slight arc going back and a slight arc going through, rather than straight back and straight though, although you can putt both ways. To help me with this I want to bring in Peter Yunis, our director and CEO, come on in here and show them what we are going to do. We are going to take Peter and he is going to put balls down here and show you how this can be an automatic putting machine if you can just follow this little stroke, back and through. So here we go. I am going to take the stroke and we will roll it down to the cup. Rolling. Rolling. Of all the elements of putting: reading the greens; starting the ball on line; believing you can make it, the simplest part is making the stroke, providing you have a stroke that repeats. That is what a tool like this Putting Arc will do for you.

About the Instructor
Gary Wiren
Gary Wiren
Trump International Golf Club
3505 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL. 33406
Tel: 800-FOR-GARY
Tel: 800-367-4267

Dr. Gary Wiren was the PGA Teacher of the Year in 1987 and is also author of the PGA Teaching Manual. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #12 instructor in the world.

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