Straight Back Straight Though Putting Stroke Steve Stricker (Video)
Straight Back Straight Though Putting Stroke Steve Stricker (Video)

One of the things that tends to work so well for Stricker with his putting stroke and something that we can emulate as golfers is the concept of trying to keep the club straight back and straight through within his putting stroke. Now when he sets up to the golf ball, he sets up with his nice high left wrist position, stands up very tall to the ball, really sits the club up nicely on the toe and all that works in unison with the concept of taking the club straight back and straight through to target. And he works on the idea that if that club never aims anywhere other than the middle of the hole, he's going to hit more putts on the line he wants to start on, rather than having this down here, having the club inside the line where the club points out to the right then trying to square it up, then having aiming left. You work on that principle; the club isn’t aiming on line to the hole or on line to your starting direction very regularly inside square and then inside again, open square and closed. Stricker’s approach is start off aiming in the right direction, draw it back, it still aims in the right direction, push it through it’s still aimed in the right direction, there's less to go wrong when we have the high left wrist, the straight back and the straight through. We take it back and through bang on our target line, it doesn’t deviate much, it leaves less room for error. Now if your putting stroke currently isn’t very consistent for you and the club is wandering around offline and back online again, try this straight back and straight through approach and that hopefully will help you improve your putting stroke, ala Stricker and that should help you hold a few more putts. 2015-10-15


One of the things that tends to work so well for Stricker with his putting stroke and something that we can emulate as golfers is the concept of trying to keep the club straight back and straight through within his putting stroke. Now when he sets up to the golf ball, he sets up with his nice high left wrist position, stands up very tall to the ball, really sits the club up nicely on the toe and all that works in unison with the concept of taking the club straight back and straight through to target. And he works on the idea that if that club never aims anywhere other than the middle of the hole, he's going to hit more putts on the line he wants to start on, rather than having this down here, having the club inside the line where the club points out to the right then trying to square it up, then having aiming left. You work on that principle; the club isn’t aiming on line to the hole or on line to your starting direction very regularly inside square and then inside again, open square and closed. Stricker’s approach is start off aiming in the right direction, draw it back, it still aims in the right direction, push it through it’s still aimed in the right direction, there's less to go wrong when we have the high left wrist, the straight back and the straight through. We take it back and through bang on our target line, it doesn’t deviate much, it leaves less room for error. Now if your putting stroke currently isn’t very consistent for you and the club is wandering around offline and back online again, try this straight back and straight through approach and that hopefully will help you improve your putting stroke, ala Stricker and that should help you hold a few more putts.