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part 4 putting 1

The backstroke should be guided by the arms and shoulders in a simple, back-and-forth motion, with minimal wrist action.



Most golfers use a stroke that takes an inside-square-inside path in relation to the target line (like the full swing); here’s how a sound backstroke works:

  • Maintaining the V formed by the forearms, wrists and hands, use the arms and shoulders to pull the putter
    back. The wrists should remain locked, but not tense.

  • Focus on the back of the ball, keeping the head still.

  • The knees, hips and torso should be still as well.

  • The length and speed of the putt
    determines how far you take the putter back. The backstroke should be the same length, or slightly shorter than, the follow-through.

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