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I've always struggle on short putts and it is why I'm here. Well, when I'm witha shot putt, I realized that my backswing is not Ok, I do not feel that the line stays correct, it seens that my hand shake. There is something that I can do? Change my putting grip?

 

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I started first visualizing the putt fully, watching it go in where it was supposed to; and NOT bringing the club back and through..Just short back and short "pop" for lack of a better description. The mental aspect should not be overlooked, I believe; take the time to see the put and your body will follow. Anyway, I'm still a high handicapper so... -Marv

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The three keys are pretty obvious. 

A couple  keys to a putting stroke in my opinion is to rock your shoulders not to swing your arms and to have the length of your backstroke relative to the length of the putt.  So 5 foot putt has a very short backstroke.  Finally your head must be still even after the ball is away.   On short putts if I look up prematurely I miss.  Usually I don't look up I wait for the ball to drop. 

Good luck!

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You might hit the putting green and try a few different styles. My buddy tried left hand low (RH golfer). It didn't work for him on longer putts, he had trouble getting the proper distance. But, for anything 5' or less that's what he uses, and he is deadly! He will use a conventional grip on the longer putts.

Left hand low, claw grip, pencil grip, whatever. Try some things out, and see if you can find something that works for you.

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There are many options.  I've found that practicing putts one handed works.  Go through 5 made putts with one hand, switch hands and do the same thing, then use both hands.  If all go in, move a foot further away and go again.  Or sometimes it's ignoring the fact that there's a ball in front of you and aiming for a piece of grass right in front of the ball.  As far as grip is concerned, I've seen a lot of ams grip too tightly with their right hand, especially on short putts, and you get the push me pull you routine.  Ease the pressure with the right hand and imagine the left hand doing more work.

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On 9/23/2017 at 8:42 PM, inthecup said:

Finally your head must be still even after the ball is away.  

Why? Once the ball has been struck and is heading towards the hole, what your head does has 0 impact on where the ball finishes.

Can thinking the thought of keeping your head down until after you have hit the stroke help you keep your head still overall? Yes.

But no, your head does not have to be still after the ball has been putted.

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On ‎9‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 12:11 PM, Rafamoro said:

I've always struggle on short putts and it is why I'm here. Well, when I'm witha shot putt, I realized that my backswing is not Ok, I do not feel that the line stays correct, it seens that my hand shake. There is something that I can do? Change my putting grip?

What distance are you talking about here? Inside 10 FT? Inside 5FT?

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4 hours ago, klineka said:

Why? Once the ball has been struck and is heading towards the hole, what your head does has 0 impact on where the ball finishes.

Can thinking the thought of keeping your head down until after you have hit the stroke help you keep your head still overall? Yes.

But no, your head does not have to be still after the ball has been putted.

No obviously, if you are missing putts holding down after the ball is gone is a good idea.  I have the urge to peak on short ones so I don't look!  If I peak I miss.

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5 hours ago, klineka said:

Why? Once the ball has been struck and is heading towards the hole, what your head does has 0 impact on where the ball finishes.

Can thinking the thought of keeping your head down until after you have hit the stroke help you keep your head still overall? Yes.

But no, your head does not have to be still after the ball has been putted.

People who think their heads move after the ball is gone almost always seem to have started to move before the ball is gone.

Big fan of keeping the head still until you KNOW it's gone, not trying to time it so you can start moving just after you hit it.

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3 hours ago, iacas said:

People who think their heads move after the ball is gone almost always seem to have started to move before the ball is gone.

Big fan of keeping the head still until you KNOW it's gone, not trying to time it so you can start moving just after you hit it.

+1

I did this earlier in the year.   Video proved I was actually looking at the hole about the time the putter head hit the ball.   

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On 9/25/2017 at 6:03 PM, iacas said:

People who think their heads move after the ball is gone almost always seem to have started to move before the ball is gone.

Big fan of keeping the head still until you KNOW it's gone, not trying to time it so you can start moving just after you hit it.

Here you have it once again. In putting! What you feel might not be real! Heard of a great drill the other day. Sit you ball on a quarter. Stroke the ball toward the hole, but look at the quarter after you stroke the putt. Give it a good second or two, then look! At least the quarter gives you something else to look at.

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I will second the drill for putting with one hand at a time.  Seems to let me feel the proper motion without doing any corrections or adjustments.  If I can hit a straight putt with each arm alone, having both arms work together properly has made my putting a lot better (as well as having a properly fit Edel putter....)

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