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Indoor putting practice: Left side is King
by Dan Frost,
December 31, 2011

So you've eaten your Christmas dinner, you've watched the Queen's Speech and now it's time for the traditional family game. Why don't you add a golfing twist this year and have a bit of fun with a putt-off. Putting is the one part of your game you can still improve even if the weather is poor. Below is a simple drill that you can do indoors or outdoors, just five minutes a day will improve your stroke and guarantee you win the putt-off challenge!

Maintaining the symmetry of the relationship of the left shoulder; arm and putter shaft is one of the easiest ways to transform the consistency of your stroke. Most club golfers tend to break down their wrists through impact in an attempt to redirect an already failing stroke. To build a solid action, try this drill.

Step 1: Take an alignment stick and place it up the inside of your left forearm to just above your elbow.

Step 2: Hold the stick in place by applying your right hand in a grip like formation. I am using the left below right grip here, which I favour, but if you are orthodox in your grip (right below left) feel free to do this in the same style.

Step 3: All you need to do now is rock your shoulders while keeping the cane touching the inside of the left arm as you rehearse the stroke.

Step 4: Once you have a good feeling of control over the cane introduce your putter alongside so that the putter pushes the cane against the arm.

For the full instruction article pick up the latest issue of Golf International magazine (Issue 107)

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