The Four Best Putting Techniques From The Pros
Who better to learn proper putting technique from than the pros themselves? Below is a list of the best putting techniques ever from professional golfers. Continue reading to learn more.
Ian Poulter Putting Techniques
Ian Poulter stated that you want to feel instead of focusing solely on technique. Ian believes that if you spend too much time worrying about your putting technique then it takes up a significant amount of the 40 seconds you’re given to take your shot. Visualization is key, so if you can see the line of the putt in your mind you can take the stroke. If you get in your head about if your posture is correct, if the ball is in the correct spot etc. then you’re not thinking about line and pace.
David Leadbetter Putting Techniques
As David says, “The dog wags the tail.” David believes the key to putting is using your core to putt. If you lead with your core, the arms, shoulders and club will follow suit. To get a feel for using your core he suggests to interlace your fingers, and clasp your hands in front of you. From there you will get into your putting posture, place your hands over your belly button, and bend your elbows outward at 45 degrees. Lastly, while keeping your lower body quiet, engage your core to move your arms and shoulders back and forth. This movement is what it should feel like while putting a club in your hands. Even during the most challenging putts, focusing on your core will create more consistent strokes.
Jon Rahm Putting Techniques
Jon Rahm has had some epic putting shots during his career. When he is about to putt, he focuses on speed so he can execute a good shot. He doesn’t overthink, but instead simplifies the approach. Kevin Weeks stated, “It sounds strange, but you have to approach those putts not like you're trying to make them.” You’ll just want to focus on your line, and speed to get the best hit. Simplifying your approach to putting is key.
Jordan Spieth’s Putting Technique
Jordan Spieth’s advice is to put your attention on how you connect with what you see and how your stroke affects the ball. You will want to practice your ideal combination of line and speed for breaking a putt, and make a gate with two tees at the apex of the break. Practicing in this way will allow you to visualize the path of your ball. He says to make sure you switch up your puts, and the width of the gate as well.
Visualization seems to be a common putting technique among these pros. Start visualizing and applying the other putting tips to start improving your game!