Open Putting Stance To Help on Long Putts Ladies Golf Tip (Video)
Open Putting Stance To Help on Long Putts Ladies Golf Tip (Video)

It may not be conventional to have an open putting stance, but if one of the greatest golfers of all time Jack Nicholas adopted this approach then it’s something that we should consider especially if you’re not putting very well with the square stance. So traditionally more modern players will all see with set up, with the face of the putter aiming down the target line and then standing parallel to that position. If you’re going to open your stance up though what you want to do is go into this position and then just put your left foot directly back. Now what that does is it means that the line across your toes is now aiming left but it will allow your hips and your shoulders to maintain their alignment to the target line.

So it will make it easier to swing the putter through. And the reason you want to open your stance up is that as you swing through you’ll be able to swing down the target line with your arms in a much freer position. Okay so it makes it much easier to swing the putter along the target line and to maintain the putter travelling down that target line. And if you think how you chip, the correct way to chip is you would open your stance up and when we hit full shots exactly the same position of impact we want to see that the hips are rotated towards the target in an open position; because it allows you to extend your arms out along the target line and let the club travel along the target line. So if you’re struggling with your putting stroke work on opening your stance up because it will allow you to swing the putter much more directly along that target line. And if you keep the club face square to the target line you’ll hit some really straight putts and you’ll start holding a lot more.
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It may not be conventional to have an open putting stance, but if one of the greatest golfers of all time Jack Nicholas adopted this approach then it’s something that we should consider especially if you’re not putting very well with the square stance. So traditionally more modern players will all see with set up, with the face of the putter aiming down the target line and then standing parallel to that position. If you’re going to open your stance up though what you want to do is go into this position and then just put your left foot directly back. Now what that does is it means that the line across your toes is now aiming left but it will allow your hips and your shoulders to maintain their alignment to the target line.

So it will make it easier to swing the putter through. And the reason you want to open your stance up is that as you swing through you’ll be able to swing down the target line with your arms in a much freer position. Okay so it makes it much easier to swing the putter along the target line and to maintain the putter travelling down that target line. And if you think how you chip, the correct way to chip is you would open your stance up and when we hit full shots exactly the same position of impact we want to see that the hips are rotated towards the target in an open position; because it allows you to extend your arms out along the target line and let the club travel along the target line. So if you’re struggling with your putting stroke work on opening your stance up because it will allow you to swing the putter much more directly along that target line. And if you keep the club face square to the target line you’ll hit some really straight putts and you’ll start holding a lot more.