About five years ago, I had a streak of 48 consecutive holes without a three-putt green. Now unfortunately, I like to play around with golf and go astray from what works. That’s why I write down what I’m doing when things go well so I can always go back to it.
What I was doing then, and I can’t for the life of me figure out why I ever stop doing it, it this:
My upper arms rest firmly, but not tightly, against my torso.
This does several good things:
– my hands get taken out of the stroke
– my arms don’t wander
– I stay relaxed, since it’s the big muscles that are moving the putter.
Two other fine points that seem to make a big difference are:
I keep the putter low to the ground on the follow-through.
I don’t look up with my head or my eyes to follow the ball for about two seconds after the ball has been struck.
I believe that if you try these three things, which can be installed in your putting game in a few minutes at most, you will putt better.