Q - What will help my putting?
A - The big key in putting, is letting the arms/putter hang directly under the shoulders. That way, when the front shoulder pushes down and up, the weight of the arms hanging, will move/stay perfectly in a straight back and straight through path (every time – gravity is the constant). Now, as long as you keep the handle slightly leading the club face, with no flip, you’ll have perfect, end over end*, putts that hold the line. This also does away with any slightly open/closed face influence.
*Make sure the ball position is just slightly forward (towards the target) of the bottom of the swing arc**. We want to be “hitting up” on the ball (not with hands) with the front shoulder pulling up and fixed wrists. This occurs naturally just past the bottom of the arc. If the ball is in the middle, the angle of attack will drive it into the ground and the ball will hop and lose speed or get knocked off line.
** We want the angle of attack to be ascending when it makes contact, with a perfectly square-to-path club face, that is maintained by fixed wrists. There is no flipping or releasing (causes many problems). We want front shoulder only controlling the action.
One last comment: NOTHING ELSE MOVES DURING THE ENTIRE STROKE, BUT THE FRONT SHOULDER… NOTHING! Have someone watch to see if you’re moving hips, head. Also, pinching the knees towards each other and holding them during the stroke will keep you still…Ross