The Fundamentals Of The Putting Stroke

As turf management and technology have evolved, so have the mechanics of the putting stroke. Broken down to the basics, it’s the shoulder blades that guide the arms and hands, which are in a fixed position throughout the stroke. From the waist down, the body should remain completely still — no swaying of the hips.

It’s a simple technique: the trail shoulder creates the movement of the backswing, and the lead shoulder moves the stroke forward through impact and the follow-through. Understanding these fundamentals can help make you a more consistent putter.