Easy Technique for Great Putting

Given: Shoulders and Hips are in line with each other and parallel to your target line.
Given: Arms and Putter hang directly under your shoulders (don’t reach out).
Given: Eyes directly over target line.
Given: Putter does not touch the ground EVER!
Given: Lower body is Absolutely, Perfectly still during the stroke (pinch hold knees).
Given: Club head is on the sweet spot right behind the ball (floating 1/2″ off ground).
Given: Your back wrist is slightly bent in and LOCKED.
Given: The shaft always leads the club head slightly throughout the entire swing.
Given: THE WRISTS NEVER, EVER BREAK, OR RELEASE THE PUTTER HEAD (No matter what you’ve heard.)

… and the most important part:
Given: The front shoulder controls the backswing and downswing. Push front shoulder straight down, then pull the front shoulder straight up (NO HANDS, NO FLIP, NO RELEASE)

You will love this technique. Took me many years to develop (with a little help from David Pelz). Once you learn to keep your hands fixed and passive with the shaft slightly ahead of the club head, and not let the wrists hinge ever, you will make everything and your distance will greatly improve.

Hint: If the club face is not still square at finish, you flipped (even if you don’t think you did)… when you don’t flip, the face will be exactly like setup… square.

Place a club on the ground parallel between your toes and the ball and make sure your takeaway is straight back (not inside).

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  1. I do love this technique Ross! A completely different feel. Pushing the shoulder down and pulling up felt quite odd at first but the consistent results are impressive. I'd be interested in reading more or seeing a video on how much your front shoulder moves on this putting technique. Thanks for this gem!

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