Do you sometimes feel you have a death grip on your putter during your stroke? Do you sometimes decelerate during your stroke or feel you hit or pop the putt instead of making a smooth, pendulum stroke? One culprit may be your grip pressure as your hands are your only connection to your putter and too much pressure in the hands will affect your putter’s motion during your stroke.
What ingredients will help you get the ball in the hole in fewer strokes? The first and most important key to successful putting is the belief that you are a great putter. Believe that you can make putts and you will make putts.
Another important part of your formula for successful putting is to keep your pressure light on the club so you can feel the weight of your putter head instead of the handle of your club. Your hand pressure should remain the same throughout your stroke.
Feel the Weight of Your Putter Head Drill
Here’s how it works:
On the course, as part of your pre-shot routine for putting, make one or two practice swings with your only goal being to feel the weight of your putter head and not your putter handle during your practice strokes. Maintain this same pressure during your real putting stroke. Maintaining the same pressure will allow you to feel the weight of your putter head throughout your entire putting stroke.
Putting is the most individualized area in golf. Be yourself, believe, feel the weight of your putter head, and you will get the ball in the hole in fewer strokes!