How to Kick-Start a Smooth Stroke

Friday June 19th, 2009
Hover your putter at address. You'll encourage a smoother start to your stroke and hit putts that roll with correct speed.
Angus Murray

This story is for you if...

• You don't have a trigger to start your backstroke...
• ...and so you end up jabbing at the ball.

Try This!

Set your putter behind the ball but raise it slightly off the ground. Hovering your putter allows you to feel the weight of the head, since gravity is pulling on it. When you sole your putter on the ground, its weight disappears, robbing you of feel and a smooth start to your backstroke. The feel will be much different, but it gives you the freedom to swing your putter back with proper pace and without pulling or yanking on the handle.

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