How to Practice a Perfect Stroke
It takes ten minutes and an extra club to iron out the kinks in your motion
By Rick Barry
Top 100 Teacher
Everything about your putting game has gone kaput. You hit short putts too far, and come up way short on longer attempts. Worse yet, your putts rarely roll smoothly on the ground they spin, jump and hop on their way to missing left or right.
You can fix many of your putting stroke flaws by simply unifying your motion in other words, by getting your shoulders, torso and hands working in unison and moving together, rather than as separate parts. To build this kind of stroke, try the following drills:
To Link Your Hands to Your Shoulders...
Pin your sand wedge against the center of your torso using your elbows. Secure it by pressing your elbows into your sides (an important setup fundamental).