Thursday, July 29, 2010
Putting Grip Pressure
Earlier this year I was struggling with my lag putting overall. I was unable to judge the pace properly on longer putts. So, I adjusted my grip pressure, holding the club might less firm. Immediately, I began to seen the results on lagging the ball closer to the hole. I have even found that this same tactic works for short putts. The putter glides through the ball much cleaner and the strike is more on the face. I also had to take a much longer stroke since I was no longer "hitting" the putt rather, stroking the "putter". The lighter grip pressure removes all of the tension from the hands, arms and shoulders which creates more of a rocking motion. The stroke becomes more of a pendulum method resembling the strokes of touring professionals Justin Leonard and Loren Roberts. I now make more long putts, have shorter second putts and can be much more relaxed on the greens.