What Effect Decelerating Putting Stroke Has On Putts (Video)
What Effect Decelerating Putting Stroke Has On Putts (Video)

One of the biggest things that we continually see with people’s putting is like a scourge on that putting, is a de-acceleration into the putt where the club is slowing down as it comes into the ball. That club decelerates as its hitting that’s going to cause a couple of different problems. The biggest problem is probably going to be the pace that you hit putts on, continually leaving the putt shorts. So you make a decent length back stroke, as you come in, the club slows down and it causes the ball to finish short of the hole. That’s going to be a problem if you’re trying to make this putt but you’re never given a chance to get the hole, consider whether your putter is decelerating.

Another issue that that causes is, probably less obvious to a lot of golfers, is actually it makes the putter face a more left for the right handed golfer, and it makes the putter face a more right for the left handed golfer, because effectively, when your putter slows down quite often his front wrist is going to be the problem. The front wrist will stop, the club handle overtakes slowly, and then the putter face will actually aim more down that left hand side as the right hand is closely the club face. So the classic deceleration to the putt would be everything lined up nicely. Big back strokes scared of it, and we see this, we see the ball finish short and left of the hole, it’s quite an exaggerated putt for the camera there you can see that I’m really exaggerating that deceleration. But if that’s happening to your putts and you see a lot a lot of putts finishing short and left of the hole, consider how the front wrist needs to keep accelerating to the hole here. This left side off me wants to push towards the hole, keeping the club accelerating through. We consider that we probably want to work on a one -- sorry short backs or one-third back, longer through. So one-third two-thirds and a putting stroke, rather than two-thirds one-third and getting scared of it which is going to produce this short and left putting stroke. So when you’re decelerating, when you are putting, putt’s going to finish short and left. When you are accelerating with your putting, you’re going to feel much more positive and hopefully, make a few more putts.
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One of the biggest things that we continually see with people’s putting is like a scourge on that putting, is a de-acceleration into the putt where the club is slowing down as it comes into the ball. That club decelerates as its hitting that’s going to cause a couple of different problems. The biggest problem is probably going to be the pace that you hit putts on, continually leaving the putt shorts. So you make a decent length back stroke, as you come in, the club slows down and it causes the ball to finish short of the hole. That’s going to be a problem if you’re trying to make this putt but you’re never given a chance to get the hole, consider whether your putter is decelerating.

Another issue that that causes is, probably less obvious to a lot of golfers, is actually it makes the putter face a more left for the right handed golfer, and it makes the putter face a more right for the left handed golfer, because effectively, when your putter slows down quite often his front wrist is going to be the problem. The front wrist will stop, the club handle overtakes slowly, and then the putter face will actually aim more down that left hand side as the right hand is closely the club face. So the classic deceleration to the putt would be everything lined up nicely. Big back strokes scared of it, and we see this, we see the ball finish short and left of the hole, it’s quite an exaggerated putt for the camera there you can see that I’m really exaggerating that deceleration. But if that’s happening to your putts and you see a lot a lot of putts finishing short and left of the hole, consider how the front wrist needs to keep accelerating to the hole here. This left side off me wants to push towards the hole, keeping the club accelerating through. We consider that we probably want to work on a one -- sorry short backs or one-third back, longer through. So one-third two-thirds and a putting stroke, rather than two-thirds one-third and getting scared of it which is going to produce this short and left putting stroke. So when you’re decelerating, when you are putting, putt’s going to finish short and left. When you are accelerating with your putting, you’re going to feel much more positive and hopefully, make a few more putts.