For some reason I haven't putted well the last couple of years. I believe my biggest problem was the thing between my ears. I use a Scotty and love it. When I'm putting well I think it is because I have confidence in my putter. Again, when I think about things too much I get into trouble. I would like to find a center shafted mallet style Scotty, anyone know what would be a good one?
The best way to become a good putter in my opinion is practise. I hit 6-7 footers in my living room all winter long. During the season, I spend at least half an hour a week on the practice green. Also, you want good equipment. I have a Scotty Cameron putter, studio select Newport 1.5, and I only use Pro V1s. They are the most consistent ball I find on the market. You never see one off centre, or lose its shape. Good putting is not an accident, and I feel the most important part of your game.
I use a 34 inch 350gm SC Del Mar. The drills I do are putt only w/ right hand, use the Cameron Cube and use the Cameron Gate. This has really improved my putting. I recently went to an open stance to help with my aim. It's worked wonders. I have a always stood square to the target line in the past.
I'm also a fan of the clock drill for making a lot of short putts.
Scotty has a Red X that is center shafted. I just got the 2.6 and love it.
BIG FELLA I HAVE THE EXACT SAME PUTTING STANCE .....THE REASON I DO IT IS BECAUSE I WOULD SOME TIMES BRUSH MY RIGHT THIGH WITH THRU STROKE......I DONT HAVE A SCOTTY YET WHATS COMPARABLE TO 2BALL BLACK SERIES 35''
Something that I learned is to have the ball forward in your stance so that you can view both the ball and the hole at the same time. Also, if you have a heel-shafted putter, let the club head open and close freely like a door on a hinge. This prevents you from pushing or pulling putts. I hope this helps!
the only scotty that i know of that has a center shaft is the new port 2.6
other wise your gonna have to look around for limited editions
For years putting was the best part of my game but last year I got the "yips" on 5 footers and closer. It slowly affected my whole game. I think I started getting "yippy" when I started thinking of the results of the putt and more likely thinking "I need to make this putt to have a decent score". I cannot say as I type this that I have put the yips behind me but I can say the last couple of rounds I played before cold weather put a hiatis on my game I was putting better. What changed ? I slowly changed my stroke without being aware of the change from a natural arc of in, square to in to a straight back, straight forward, thinking more on the results. Now the only thing I think about is align myself to stroke the ball into the hole, and then make the stroke and not thinking anything about the results. In summery, just think of making a good pendulum stroke and the rest will take care of it's self.
I saw a tip in golf digest by butch harmon. Ever since I started using It my putting has improved drastically. He says to feel like your putting with your left ear without moving your head. It also helps to only think about the point you have picked as your target. this will help you feel like your hitting down the line and also will eliminate any other swing thoughts while your putting. Your stroke doesnt really matter as long as your comfortable and you return the face back to square at impact. This tip will get you hitting along your intended target line. As long as you get the right speed youll rarely 3 putt and youll make alot of them. hope this helps
I use a 2 finger reverse overlap grip. The 2 finger makes my hands work together. The stroke I use the shoulders with a little arc.
I use interlocking pinky and first finger style grip for putting (along with wedges). It provide more consistency and feel (plus I don't need power). I use 10 finger grip on full iron/wood shots because I don't feel comfortable doing the interlocking.
I have a slight arc in my stroke and I've found my setup the plumbing neck works for me. My new Monterrey has been incredible on the course this year! the deep milling provides an awesome feel. The pistolero grip is perfect for my bigger hands too, seems to keep me from over or under turning the arc.
I've putted cross handed my whole life. I don't know why, but it works for me.