Hit the ball on the up

TeeUp Golf Tips Putting Elbow

WHEN attempting to get the putter to launch the ball correctly you want some degree of rise angle on the putter head.

With the attack angle slightly up on the ball it gets

rolling earlier. This also helps the ball track on the line you have chosen.

You can achieve this by trying to raise your left shoulder more aggressively through impact, but when you do this your head tends to tip backwards on the down-stroke, causing inconsistencies. Hit “up” on the ball by flexing their left elbow (for right-handers) through impact as it has its benefits.

1 Hit on the upThe putter head should be rising up from the ground as it strikes the ball to impart the best possible roll.

2 Flex the elbowFor right-handers, flex your left elbow. This allows you to hit up on the ball. It also helps make the path straighter for those who tend to push putts with an excessively into-out club direction because as the elbow flexes, it pulls the grip and clubhead more inwards.

3 Head tips backwardsA common fault is trying to hit up on the ball by lifting the left shoulder. This results in the head tipping backwards, away from the target through impact, causing problems with inconsistent strikes and distance control.

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