The golf putting set up explained
Do your putts start off line and never seem to have a chance of going in? Maybe a lot your putts come off the toe or heal and feel just terrible from the time you hit it … sound familiar? If this sounds like you then there’s a good chance your golf putting set up is wrong and needs urgent attention!
The good news is developing the right set up in your putting is not that hard and any golfer can change this in a matter of seconds.
I used the techniques explained in the Putting Game Improvement Program to become a more confident putter.
It's simple and easy to use and is perfect for high handicappers who only play once a week or even a month.
Become one with the putter
The key to getting a great golf putting set up is all about connection. The best putters in the world have all the right parts of their putting stroke working together and well connected.
They stabilise their legs or base and just let the top half of their body do the work.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Stand up straight and extend the putter straight out in front of you
- Pull the putter towards your chest
- Ensure your arms are rubbing against or touching your ribcage
- Bend from the hips
- You’re done!
All you have to do from here is rock your shoulders back and forth and you have a solid, smooth putting stroke just like the pros.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW THAT DEMONSTRATES A GREAT PUTTING SET UP THAT LEADS TO A BETTER PUTTING TECHNIQUE:
Why this works?
By having the arms locked against your sides or ribcage they keep your upper body stable and connected.
Any movement with the arms away from your body makes the arms become too active and leads to the follow problems.
- Wristy stroke
- Putts coming off the toe
- Putts coming off the heal
- Inconsistent contact
- Lack of feel for distance
What to do next
Remember, the real key is to keep your arms against the side of your ribs which keeps the stroke connected … got it!
Give these golf putting set up tips a try and I’ll guarantee you’ll see an instant improvement in your putting.
Don't forget to grab the Putting Game Improvement Program to take your putting to the next level.
It will give you even more skills so you can average 26 - 29 putts a round.
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