Monday, August 6, 2012
Mis-lead by Leadbetter
In his article, David suggests that putting distance should be a function of swing size--good so far. But then the train comes off the track. He writes, "No matter the length, the key to good putting is hitting the ball at the right pace." A good putt is not about pace alone. A good putt requires enough speed to reach the target but also must be on the correct line. Good putting is the combination of speed and direction. One or the other is inadequate.
Bottom Line: Use a swinging motion for putting (this will make the stroke rhythmic). Accomplish sending the ball different distances by varying the size of the arc along which you swing the putter. Finally, putting is about both pace and direction.