Why’d I Do That?
You’ve got a 40-footer, but you hit it 20 feet
e’ve all done it.You try to put a little extra pop on that long putt, and the putterhead scu s the ground behind the ball, sending it halfway to the hole.You look down at the green, you examine the putter, you shake your head. But everyone knows . . . you stubbed it.
Usually the stub comes from making a backstroke that’s too short, which forces you to really accelerate the putterhead coming through. This changes your rhythm and grip pressure. Look at Jason Day or Jordan Spieth: They take the putter
Wback with consistent rhythm and su cient length for the distance of the putt. Post-impact the stroke is rm, not loose.The left wrist is in line with the puttershaft.
The key move is an unrushed transition from backstroke to through-stroke. No burst of speed at the ball.And be sure not to loop the putterhead to the inside or outside as you start the forward stroke. Re-routing can cause a stub.The ideal path is slightly to the inside going back, then along the line through impact, then slightly inside again.