Not Just A Great Golf Putter Steve Stricker (Video)
Not Just A Great Golf Putter Steve Stricker (Video)

So we spent a little bit of time now talking about the quality of Steve Stricker’s mental approach but also the quality of his putting game. And that goes a long way to making sure that he's going to still be winning some money out in the PGA Tour, and he's going to be competitive for a few more years to come, and it certainly explains his good career going back. But you can't just be a good putter, you know there’s no point holding great puts for bogey all day long, you’ve got to have something else in your game, you’ve got to be consistently tee to green, you don’t have to be the longest hitter in the world, but you have to keep the ball in play, you have to not make many big mistakes and you have to make sure that your golf swing is tied into those attributes that you can keep the ball in play, get it on the green and then let the putting take over, but it’s much easier to hold putts for birdie than it’s for bogey. And when you look at Stricker’s approach to the game of golf, it’s something quite simple that a lot of people could learn from. You know as he sets up to the golf ball, he actually makes quite a quiet backswing and then he makes a nice solid turn. The club very rarely gets to the horizontal or parallel position, he quite often keeps it shorter, and that’s a position I personally prefer to see for a lot of club golfers who’d actually don’t take the club back to the horizontal position as the big hitters do, but actually stop it a little bit shorter in a more controlled position. Then he works on having really super rhythm on the downswing, superb rhythm on the downswing, great balance on the downswing. And all that ties together, we’re actually having quite quiet feet, the feet aren’t particularly active for Stricker, he’s certainly got no left foot movement in backswing and he doesn’t have an aggressive right foot movement or right foot slide in the downswing, his feet are quite solid and stable, three quarter length backswing, nice movement through to a good solid balance, but quite quiet feet. So if you want to emulate Stricker’s putting game lets also consider how he's so good from tee to green and that he is balanced, he’s got great rhythm, he's a little short than horizontal at the top and then he's got quiet feet throughout his game. Try and bring a little bit of Steve Stricker’s long game into your game as well and see if you can improve your long game by copying Steve Stricker. 2015-10-15


So we spent a little bit of time now talking about the quality of Steve Stricker’s mental approach but also the quality of his putting game. And that goes a long way to making sure that he's going to still be winning some money out in the PGA Tour, and he's going to be competitive for a few more years to come, and it certainly explains his good career going back. But you can't just be a good putter, you know there’s no point holding great puts for bogey all day long, you’ve got to have something else in your game, you’ve got to be consistently tee to green, you don’t have to be the longest hitter in the world, but you have to keep the ball in play, you have to not make many big mistakes and you have to make sure that your golf swing is tied into those attributes that you can keep the ball in play, get it on the green and then let the putting take over, but it’s much easier to hold putts for birdie than it’s for bogey. And when you look at Stricker’s approach to the game of golf, it’s something quite simple that a lot of people could learn from. You know as he sets up to the golf ball, he actually makes quite a quiet backswing and then he makes a nice solid turn. The club very rarely gets to the horizontal or parallel position, he quite often keeps it shorter, and that’s a position I personally prefer to see for a lot of club golfers who’d actually don’t take the club back to the horizontal position as the big hitters do, but actually stop it a little bit shorter in a more controlled position. Then he works on having really super rhythm on the downswing, superb rhythm on the downswing, great balance on the downswing. And all that ties together, we’re actually having quite quiet feet, the feet aren’t particularly active for Stricker, he’s certainly got no left foot movement in backswing and he doesn’t have an aggressive right foot movement or right foot slide in the downswing, his feet are quite solid and stable, three quarter length backswing, nice movement through to a good solid balance, but quite quiet feet. So if you want to emulate Stricker’s putting game lets also consider how he's so good from tee to green and that he is balanced, he’s got great rhythm, he's a little short than horizontal at the top and then he's got quiet feet throughout his game. Try and bring a little bit of Steve Stricker’s long game into your game as well and see if you can improve your long game by copying Steve Stricker.