Putting On-Plane

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
OK
Putting On-Plane
Category: Putting
Sub-Category: Practice, Swing Plane

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Putting On-Plane

One of the accepted truths of the putting stroke is that the putter should travel straight back and straight through. Any attempt to do this can only be done by manipulating the forearms or the wrists. Now under pressure that type of stroke will never hold up. What the putter should do is just like the full swing, as the club swings up it moves up the incline plane which means it has to be coming up the inside. This is going to give the appearance of the club traveling on an arc. What I have done is set up a rod taped between two stakes in the green. This exercise works very well at home if we take a rod like a broom handle and just rest it across two chairs. Now the idea is that I am going to rest the shaft of the putter against the rod that is parallel to the ground and I am going to practice swinging back and through running the shaft against the rod. So the straight line is going to be at any point on the plane but the stroke travels to the inside on the backswing back down the line through impact and then back to the inside on the follow-through. Any attempt to do anything else is going to be filled with complexities that add up to a lot more putts than you need.

About the Instructor
Steven  Bann
Steven  Bann
385 Centre Dandenong Road
Heatherton
Victoria Australia 3202
Tel: 61 3 9558 3688

Steven Bann is director of the Pure Golf Academy in Australia and instructor to PGA Tour Pros Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, and K.J. Choi.


ACTIVITY FEED

Eric E.  Scored 84 at  Sevierville, Highlands Course Sevierville, Tennessee

Dennis K.  Scored 140 at  Eagles Crossing Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Scott A. joined GolfLink

Turk S.  Scored 84 at  Arrowhead Pointe At Richard B. Russell Elberton, Georgia

Joe T.  Scored 100 at  Cedar Valley Comins, Michigan

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Weak Push Shot Cure Watch Video>>

Cure For Toe Shots: Clubface Opening and closing the face of the club too much during the backswing and downswing will cause you to hit the ball with the toe of the club
Tight Left Arm and Shoulder Symptoms Setting up too high or tight with your left arm and shoulder leads to injuries, as well as a flat shoulder plane and over the top swing
Left Arm Connection The one constant in all great ball strikers is that their left arm is connected to the left side of their body down through impact and release