Head to Toe

Head to Toe

balanced putting setup
Your hands should hang naturally, Completely Centered in front of your pelvis, not forced into a position. It is different for everybody, depending on body type and such, a good guide is your hands will be approximately a closed fist length from your pelvis. If the Hands are in the Correct Position Your Forearms and the Shaft will be in Alignment.
The key to being and staying balanced ready to make a confident stroke is to have your whole body centered and balanced from the ground up. To do this make sure you’re not on your toes, but more on your heels. When you’re balanced, weight goes down from your knees into the ankles and continues down to the Front Section of your Heels. In this position, you should be able to “Dig Your Toes in to the Sand” without losing your balance.

 

putting balance

A key to staying centered at address and throughout the stroke is center your spine. In other words, the spine should not be tilting left or right. A major fault in the putting motion is when the lower body moves independently from the upper body. This action causes the ball to either get pushed to right (when weight is independently moved forward) or pull the putt (when weight is independently moved back). This out-of-balance problem is corrected by your knees. Instead of pinching them in or worse yet bowed way out, push your knees out, just a little, so they are set directly over your ankle. You will notice how balanced and stable you feel when you go through your putting motion.

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