ARTICLES - MAY 2007
On a golf putt that breaks left, set up with the golf
ball slightly back (about 2 ball widths) in your stance
and with your hands ahead of the ball so that the shaft
leans forward. These adjustments will encourage a stroke
that comes to the ball on a slightly inside-to-square
path. More importantly, it minimizes the likelihood of
cutting across the golf ball and pulling it left - the
low side - of the hole.
When you're facing a golf putt that breaks right,
position the golf ball forward by one or two ball widths
and keep your hands behind the golf ball so that the
shaft tilts slightly away from the hole. From this
position, it's next to impossible to push the putt off
line. Instead, your putter will travel along a
square-to-square or slightly out-to-in path, keeping
your putts on the hole's high side.
On a straight putt, focus on keeping the putter shaft in
a perfectly vertical position at setup and impact. This
will help you utilize the putter's loft and impart a
true roll on the ball.
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