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European Tour legend Lee Westwood shares GREAT PUTTING DRILL

Lee Westwood often posts videos of his practice sessions on social media and his most recent one shows a great putting exercise.

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Fri, 29 Oct 2021

European Tour legend Lee Westwood shares GREAT PUTTING DRILL

Putting is an extremely important part of your game. Time after time, we see players on the PGA Tour hole clutch putts that earn them a lot of money and sometimes even a win.

No one understands the importance of putting under pressure than Lee Westwood. With two PGA Tour wins and 25 European Tour wins, Westwood knows how to close out tournaments.

It is no secret that down the stretch in major championships, the 48-year-old's short game has been his main weakness and it leaves him as arguably the best player not yet to pick up one of the four coveted trophies.

Westwood often posts videos of his practice sessions on his social media platforms from Close House Golf Club in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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In his most recent one, Westwood shows us a fantastic putting drill that will help with the consistency and solidity of your putting stroke.

The Englishman uses an alignment stick and he sticks it to the back of his putter. He has then wedged the alignment stick to his chest which helps to link the clubhead to the core of his body.

In this way, this restricts the use of your wrists in your putting stroke. Your arms will remain more rigid and your body will move as one during your putting stroke.

This is the same drill as we have previously shared with Lloyd Davies, the head professional at Heyrose Golf Club in Cheshire.

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As Westwood does in the video, you should aim to keep the alignment stick in line with the putter shaft. Your arms, lower body and torso will all be synchronised.

This is a great drill and if one of Europe's best-ever players is using it to improve his game, then it should be good enough for the rest of us.

 

 

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