Although there are a lot of ways to stand for Putting, one thing is for sure – we want to get Top Spin on the ball so that it rolls true and won’t be as susceptible to the variances in the grass. Hitting down on it will certainly make the ball ‘hop’ and get out of control.
Your balance and stance actually make a major factor in this, as standing too far away from the ball can promote a Breaking Down of the Wrists which will alter the face of the putter usually adding too much loft, and again – lose control. However, standing closer to the ball with your weight balanced, will automatically help connect your arms and shoulders and allow the stroke to be more of a pendulum type of action by the Big Muscles.
In today’s video, I’ll demonstrate how to get into a proper balanced stance to get that ball ‘Top Spinning’ right into the hole!