The Magic Golf Putter Steve Stricker (Video)
The Magic Golf Putter Steve Stricker (Video)

So when we look at a golfer like the Steve Stricker, probably the first day we need to look at is his putting prowess. And a lot of people would say, “He's got a magical touch, Steve Stricker is naturally gifted and naturally talented.” But probably there’s a little bit of a disservice to actually the quality of his stroke, but also the amount of time and the quality of practice that he's put into that part of his game. It’s definitely not a God given talent or a natural talent or a magical touch, its hours of hard work, grooving in a particular stroke that works so well for him. And if we look at Stricker’s attributes and his putting, one is he's got great tempo, very smooth back and through with really nice even tempo both sides of the ball. But you’ll also notice that he's very tall in his addressed position, probably one of the tallest golfers in terms of the way he stands up and over the golf ball. But the biggest difference that a lot of people could learn about their own game is actually to work on a very flat left wrist position. A left wrist position almost runs directly down the shaft line to the forearm and the shaft almost running unison and parallel. So he doesn’t have his left arm down here and the shaft kinking out through the left wrist, he almost joins the shaft line and the left forearm into one straight line. Stands up very tall, high hands and then has that even rocking tempo, and what we find and appreciate is this left wrist that almost feels like it’s bowed this way, it’s very difficult to bend and break that left wrist, very different if it was pushed down this way and it would turn and rotate. So the high left wrist here, straight back straight through with that nice rocking action and that stops that left wrist from bending, breaking, rotating, too much. And if you can bring that, a nice tall posture, the even tempo and most importantly the hours of practice into your game, your putting game is going to start to get nearer to resembling Steve Stricker’s, than if you stick with the low left wrist and no practice like you currently might be doing. So try and involve yourself in a little bit of the good stuff that Steve Stricker does with his putting, to start emulating his stroke. 2015-10-15


So when we look at a golfer like the Steve Stricker, probably the first day we need to look at is his putting prowess. And a lot of people would say, “He's got a magical touch, Steve Stricker is naturally gifted and naturally talented.” But probably there’s a little bit of a disservice to actually the quality of his stroke, but also the amount of time and the quality of practice that he's put into that part of his game. It’s definitely not a God given talent or a natural talent or a magical touch, its hours of hard work, grooving in a particular stroke that works so well for him. And if we look at Stricker’s attributes and his putting, one is he's got great tempo, very smooth back and through with really nice even tempo both sides of the ball. But you’ll also notice that he's very tall in his addressed position, probably one of the tallest golfers in terms of the way he stands up and over the golf ball. But the biggest difference that a lot of people could learn about their own game is actually to work on a very flat left wrist position. A left wrist position almost runs directly down the shaft line to the forearm and the shaft almost running unison and parallel. So he doesn’t have his left arm down here and the shaft kinking out through the left wrist, he almost joins the shaft line and the left forearm into one straight line. Stands up very tall, high hands and then has that even rocking tempo, and what we find and appreciate is this left wrist that almost feels like it’s bowed this way, it’s very difficult to bend and break that left wrist, very different if it was pushed down this way and it would turn and rotate. So the high left wrist here, straight back straight through with that nice rocking action and that stops that left wrist from bending, breaking, rotating, too much. And if you can bring that, a nice tall posture, the even tempo and most importantly the hours of practice into your game, your putting game is going to start to get nearer to resembling Steve Stricker’s, than if you stick with the low left wrist and no practice like you currently might be doing. So try and involve yourself in a little bit of the good stuff that Steve Stricker does with his putting, to start emulating his stroke.