What Tour Players Do That You Don’t Know
The Only Fundamental In Putting
Randy Joyner, PGA
Putting. It’s the most important part of the game and without a doubt the most individualistic part of the game. I believe one reason players struggle with putting is due to the massive amount of information available to them. Different grips, stances, setups, and putters all contribute to the confusion. This tip will make much easier and open your eyes to what all tour players all ready know. With all the different styles in putting what is the one thing that all the great players have in common. Ever notice that nearly every tour player sets up with only the right hand on the putter first as in the picture below.
The only thing you need to do to be a great putter is have the right forearm “in-line” with the shaft at address. This is the reason you see so many different grips as well as a big reason you see belly putters and long putters. If a player can’t get the forearm in-line the putter will not swing in its true arc and the putt will be pulled or pushed. This is where all the different ways to grip the putter originated. If you can’t get the arm in line as seen here try left hand low, the claw, or the belly putter. With some many players using the belly putter you can quickly see that it is impossible to not be in-line with a belly putter because when looking down the line you can tell the player even has a belly putter because the right forearm covers the top end of the grip as seen below.
With any of those different styles its impossible to not get the right forearm in-line with the shaft. Learning to make the correct stroke is simple when you have the only fundamental in putting.