Rickie Fowler Putting: An Analysis

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

There are as many putting styles as there are players, and you will see just about everything you can imagine when you watch the Tour on television. I have always preferred a narrow stance for whatever reason, and my stroke has trended to faster over the years. Way back when I had a very slow stroke that measured somewhere in the 60’s on the metronome, but I found that I was prone to missing short ones as the stroke felt too long and wobbly.

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John April 4, 2017

I think the grip is almost irrelevant except for someone who is looking for a good one to copy. I like his narrow stance and have always done this myself. I think it is easier to find a consistent ball position with a narrow stance and it’s more comfortable. It took me a while to realise that the aim line on the back of most putters is not for aiming the ball but to show you which line to start the putter backwards. Obviously the putter will come in a little but if you start it straight back it will also come off the ground quite a bit. Finally, his tempo is good an look like someone gently tapping a nail in a piece of wood. You don’t ordinarily take a hammer back slowly or pause at the end of the upstroke. The backstroke and forward stroke are really one seamless motion.
Ricky provides a good model for putting so thanks for sharing. (Then of course you need to be able to read the green, judge the speed and hold your nerve…….)

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