Putting Stroke, Should The Putter Be Moving Back And Through On A Straight Line (Video)
Putting Stroke, Should The Putter Be Moving Back And Through On A Straight Line (Video)

Great question this one and answer that’s not that easily defined, should the club when you are putting be moving straight back and straight through towards the hole? And there is a bit of an harmony really here where people aren’t quite sure even at the top level of the game the coaches some people prefer to the see the club during the putting stroke swinging straight back and straight through as much as they can. All the coaches prefer to see a bit a gated action a bit of an inside square to inside action.

So to a certain degree we could say this is personal preference. I personally prefer to see the club during the putting stroke be moving straight back and straight through for most of my mid to short length putts. But on my longer putts I understand it’s very difficult to keep that club moving straight back and straight through. So this is what I would mean by this here is my straight line pointing down the camera line that’s the line I would like to hit my putt on its not towards the hole this time its straight towards the camera lens. As I line up and as I set up over there my line on the back of my putt and my aiming line is square to my target line I’m pointing where I want the ball to set off. And if I was taking a relatively short stroke the club would come back and come through and it would still stay on that line it hasn’t veered of that line much at all, so its straight back and straight through for most of my mid to short length putts. However as I start to take the club back a little bit further it becomes increasingly difficult to keep it on that line and now I feel like I’m disconnecting my hands and arms and disconnected from my body just to try and force that club to stay online so that feels a bit alien. So on longer putts would probably like the club come inside square up again and come inside a little bit. The idea of keeping it square through that central area is actually a hitting zone. And if the club can go on a straight line through the hitting zone you probably feel like you are more accurate with your putts, I feel if you have get a big curving stroke coming through the hitting zone you hit it early it goes to far right you hit it late it goes too far left. So you get push and pulled putts because your stroke s isn’t straight back and straight through. So let’s imagine that for the bit where the club is travelling between your big toes we will call that the hitting zone that bit would like the club to be travelling straight back and straight through. So from here it’s straight back and straight through my shorter putts but has a little curve as I go to my longer putts. So like I say no one can really define exactly how we can swing that club straight back and straight through all of the time. But I would rather you kept it straight back and straight through on your mid to short length putts, have a go at that and see whether that improves your putting.
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Great question this one and answer that’s not that easily defined, should the club when you are putting be moving straight back and straight through towards the hole? And there is a bit of an harmony really here where people aren’t quite sure even at the top level of the game the coaches some people prefer to the see the club during the putting stroke swinging straight back and straight through as much as they can. All the coaches prefer to see a bit a gated action a bit of an inside square to inside action.

So to a certain degree we could say this is personal preference. I personally prefer to see the club during the putting stroke be moving straight back and straight through for most of my mid to short length putts. But on my longer putts I understand it’s very difficult to keep that club moving straight back and straight through. So this is what I would mean by this here is my straight line pointing down the camera line that’s the line I would like to hit my putt on its not towards the hole this time its straight towards the camera lens. As I line up and as I set up over there my line on the back of my putt and my aiming line is square to my target line I’m pointing where I want the ball to set off. And if I was taking a relatively short stroke the club would come back and come through and it would still stay on that line it hasn’t veered of that line much at all, so its straight back and straight through for most of my mid to short length putts. However as I start to take the club back a little bit further it becomes increasingly difficult to keep it on that line and now I feel like I’m disconnecting my hands and arms and disconnected from my body just to try and force that club to stay online so that feels a bit alien. So on longer putts would probably like the club come inside square up again and come inside a little bit. The idea of keeping it square through that central area is actually a hitting zone. And if the club can go on a straight line through the hitting zone you probably feel like you are more accurate with your putts, I feel if you have get a big curving stroke coming through the hitting zone you hit it early it goes to far right you hit it late it goes too far left. So you get push and pulled putts because your stroke s isn’t straight back and straight through. So let’s imagine that for the bit where the club is travelling between your big toes we will call that the hitting zone that bit would like the club to be travelling straight back and straight through. So from here it’s straight back and straight through my shorter putts but has a little curve as I go to my longer putts. So like I say no one can really define exactly how we can swing that club straight back and straight through all of the time. But I would rather you kept it straight back and straight through on your mid to short length putts, have a go at that and see whether that improves your putting.