One of the most common mistakes amateurs make with the putter in their hands is allow their lower body to do the work. Proper putting form requires absolutely no movement in the legs or hips; the hands and shoulders should be in complete control. If you find yourself letting the lower body do more than provide a solid base for the upper, there are a few things you can do to shore up your mechanics and train better technique. In this lesson, we teach you a simple putting practice drill you can add to your offseason training routine to eliminate movement in the legs.
Putting practice for more a consistent roll
Just because the snow is falling on your favorite greens doesn’t mean you can’t hone your putting technique. All you need to improve your skills with the short stick is a doorway. To show you how, PGA Professional Mark Drenga demonstrates one of his favorite putting practice drills you can do in any room of the house.
He begins by explaining what happens to your clubface on impact when you allow your hips to dictate your putting stroke, and then shows you how to complete a simple exercise for lower body stability. Incorporate this and other expert putting tips and drills into your training routine, and you’ll develop a more consistent and effective putting game in no time!