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Best Golf Tips: How to perfect your putting with this BRILLIANT drill

Your putting stroke needs to be consistent and in order to perfect it, you need to be able to synchronise key parts of your body.

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Tue, 1 Jun 2021

Best Golf Tips: How to perfect your putting with this BRILLIANT drill
A putting stroke can be different from player to player, but the ultimate aim is to be able to use your body to move the club in a stable and controlled fashion.

GolfMagic went to visit Lloyd Davies, the head professional at Heyrose Golf Club in Knutsford, who told us another great putting drill that he has used with various players he has taught.

In your putting stroke, you should avoid any unwanted movement in your wrists and focus on using your arms and upper body to make a solid putting stroke.

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To do this, stick some blue tac on to the back of your putter and take your stance. You then grab an alignment stick and put this into the blue tac and stand the stick up against your body.

As Lloyd is showing in the images above, the stick is leaning against his body to keep it in line. So as you take your stroke, you should focus on keeping the stick aligned with the shaft of the putter.

This drill ensures that your arms, lower body and torso are all synchronised and you will avoid unwanted wrist movement with the stability that this drill brings.

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As you can see in the next pictures above, Lloyd demonstrates what will happen if you use your wrists too much. The stick will sway well offline with the shaft and this documents a lack of control in your putting stroke. This drill is all about maintaining symmetry between your torso and your arms. 

Lloyd has been coaching now for over 15 years in Sussex and Surrey and has recently returned from Dubai, having coached at Arabian Ranches and Dubai Hills Golf Club for four years. He can be found on Instagram @lloydsgolfperformance. 

He has worked with European Tour players and enjoys coaching golfers of all abilities. This putting drill is an example of how your putting stroke can dramatically improve.

 

 

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