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2 hours ago, billchao said:

You misunderstood. Why would good posture in daily life apply to putting?

Without even getting into whether you want the butt of the club closer to you or not, you can protract and retract your shoulders while leaving the handle in basically the same position.

i'm new to golfing and putting has confused me because there are a lot of different arts to it.  i need help putting..this section is called "Instruction and Playing Tips" right? what's the point of giving a vague tip if you're not going to explain why? it's kind of ironic and comical at this point that the admins/mods are more concerned with patronizing me rather than providing an actual helpful response.  if you need some additional ego stroking, then can you please enlighten this idiot, oh wise moderator sir?

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18 minutes ago, gel mibson said:

i'm new to golfing and putting has confused me because there are a lot of different arts to it.  i need help putting..this section is called "Instruction and Playing Tips" right? what's the point of giving a vague tip if you're not going to explain why? it's kind of ironic and comical at this point that the admins/mods are more concerned with patronizing me rather than providing an actual helpful response.  if you need some additional ego stroking, then can you please enlighten this idiot, oh wise moderator sir?

I’m asking you questions. I’m not even sure why you’re getting defensive about it. You’re reading into my posts more than I’m saying.

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17 minutes ago, gel mibson said:

i'm new to golfing and putting has confused me because there are a lot of different arts to it.  i need help putting..this section is called "Instruction and Playing Tips" right? what's the point of giving a vague tip if you're not going to explain why? it's kind of ironic and comical at this point that the admins/mods are more concerned with patronizing me rather than providing an actual helpful response.  if you need some additional ego stroking, then can you please enlighten this idiot, oh wise moderator sir?

First, you need to learn to read the putt.  That is an art in itself.  Uphill, downhill, sidehill, into the grain, with the grain.  Google it for a better explanation than I can give.  Then you move on to the mechanics of the stroke.  Mine pretty much suck but others on here can supply you with the gist of it.

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1 hour ago, gel mibson said:

i'm new to golfing and putting has confused me because there are a lot of different arts to it.  i need help putting..

I am not new to putting, but I can guarantee that I am definitely more confused about it than anyone else on this forum 🙃  We’ll get through it together. 

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2 hours ago, gel mibson said:

i'm new to golfing and putting has confused me because there are a lot of different arts to it.  i need help putting..this section is called "Instruction and Playing Tips" right? what's the point of giving a vague tip if you're not going to explain why? it's kind of ironic and comical at this point that the admins/mods are more concerned with patronizing me rather than providing an actual helpful response.  if you need some additional ego stroking, then can you please enlighten this idiot, oh wise moderator sir?

I recommend a really good book by Stan Utley called The Art of Putting. It covers posture, stance etc. and is very comprehensive. I read this years ago and use this method. I also recommend Dave Stockton’s Unconscious Putting which goes more into the process. Check them out. 

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