(Login Snakedoc) Blake Moderator Emeritus Posted Jan 9, 2007 11:10 PM
Putting should be a miniature of full swing. That's what Mindy said, anyway. But I can't get my legs into a putt.
Blake said that rolling the ball from the start is important. Slow motion shows that putts skid the first few inches before starting to roll. Supposedly, skidding is more likely to take the ball off line. Mindy thought the only way to roll from the start is to "...hood the club and strike the ball on the upswing." I recently bought one of those new anti-skid putters with grooves on the face insert. Do they work better than a non-grooved face? I can't confirm it. I do like a short-shaft, heavy-headed putter and the anti-skid putter I bought (Rossa, Lambeau 7) has those characteristics.
Blake recommended a grip variation for putting as follows: "My left thumb is around the shaft and the forefinger of the left hand overlaps the little finger of the right." It feels a bit odd at first, but I now like it. Jim