The other day, I had the pleasure of playing golf with my good friend Richard and his old golf coach and mentor Larry Campbell, PGA.
Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir, so we were keeping it legal.
That didn’t stop Larry (my cart buddy) from sneezing in the middle of my backswing on my approach to a long par 5 I had hope to birdie. Hello house.
If you’ve never heard of Larry, he’s a local legend here in Oklahoma City. He used to play on the PGA Tour decades ago. When you first see him swing a golf club you will wonder how that ever happened.
Larry’s backswing is wild and loopy, but he brings it all together on the downswing and makes a sweet impact position with the ball. His putting stroke on the other hand is a different matter. Smooth as silk.
Larry even uses one of those old school Bullseye putters. It’s marked up and dinged but gets the job done.
All day long, Larry was dropping in bombs and snuggling the little white ball next to the cup. It was pretty clear why he made it to the big league.
And that brings us to this weeks focus… improving our putting.
The winter season is here, and we have the rare opportunity to start building a more sound golf game.
In fact, Jack Nicklaus once said, “the ability to achieve and sustain perfect balance is what separates the great athletes from the merely good ones.”
Jack went on to say that the most common fault in putting among amateurs was “moving the body around during the stroke.”
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Setting the weight on the balls of your feet makes it harder to move around, because you are more conscious of the need to stay still to retain your balance.
Give it a try if you’re not rolling those putts as well as you’d like.
Try the same technique on your full shots, particularly if you are excessively active with your body.
Your weight will naturally move more toward your heels as you swing back and through, but setting
up with it primarily on the balls of your feet with teach you a lot about address positioning and posture, as well as balance.
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As such, I’ve developed a solid plan for you to put to use this week…
… designed to take Jack’s advice and build a solid and balanced platform.
Drills, exercises, supersets, all designed around lowering your score. And if the weather isn’t great where you are, the great thing is you can do all the exercises and drills in the comfort of your man cave.
Feel free to drop these into your current practice and workouts… they can only make you better.
Tomorrow, I will reveal the best exercise for balance that you can use to master your putting…
Christian “winterizing your golf game” Henning
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