• Chip Beck on the EyeLine Golf Pendulum Putting Rod

  • 2009 Q School

    Spotted on www.golfwrx.com

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  • The FACTS of the Short Game - Putting is KEY

    Visit the digital version of the Tennessee Golf Quarterly - page 38-39 - for the PGA Lesson Tee.  Brian Lackey, PGA, talks about the FACTS of the Short Game - Putting is Key featuring the EyeLine Golf Pendulum Putting Rod.

  • Understanding the Different Stroke Methods

    Putting S.O.S. Fundamentals
    Solid - hit the putt solid
    Online - start the putt on the target line
    Speed - hit the putt the correct speed

    You are hearing about several stroke methods... it can be confusing

    We hear about On Plane vs. Straight vs. Arc vs. Inside to straight... and tomorrow there will be a new one.

    So what are the commonalities?

    I've gathered my notes from some of the best instructors in the world, and I hope they will help simplify things.

    This video series contains 4 lessons that will take us through understanding stroke methods.  The videos are speaking to teachers, so consider yourself a pro :)  Have a look and let us know what you think.

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    Principle #1 - The putter comes IN because it comes UP

    Since we are standing to the side of the ball, our swing naturally brings the putter toward us. It is simply a smaller version of our full swing.

    Principle #2 - How much does it come up? Radius length

    The pivot point of the stroke is the point that never moves; the rest of the body and stroke rotates around this point.

    In a "triangle" stroke, the point is on the spine between the shoulders.

    The distance from this pivot point to the putter head is the "radius of the stroke."

    The length of this radius determines how much the putter comes up during the stroke, and therefore how much the putter comes in.

    Principle #3 - The face stays square to the plane of the stroke

    When the putter stays on the plane of the shaft and the hands are silent...

    The face opens slightly during the backstroke, and closes slightly during the follow through.

    The face stays square to the plane - not the target line.

    The putting stroke is just a smaller version of the full swing.

    This is a very simple, consistent stroke to teach and execute. It requires the least amount of practice because there is not manipulation of the putter or timing of a "release."

    Principle #4 - Simplicity creates consistency

    So... what's the point?

    The goal is to help people make more putts, and consider that they don't practice much.

    The Simple Principles are:

    • The triangle is easy to understand
    • The hands are silent, so "timing" the stroke is easy
    • The putter swings on the plane of the shaft - no worries about how much to bring the putter inside
    • Help them learn to swing the putter 12" back, and 12" through - that is long enough to make an 8' putt!

  • Vertical Sweet Spot

    Putting S.O.S. Fundamentals
    Solid - hit the putt solid
    Online - start the putt on the target line
    Speed - hit the putt the correct speed

    The Sweet Spot is also Vertical

    It is important to hit the ball in the sweet spot of the putter, between the toe and the heel AND between the sole and top of the putter.

    Keeping the putter too low will cause you to hit the ball too high on the face. It will usually launch the ball up, and won't roll until after it stops bouncing (it take a few inches, but that is enough to mess up the putt).

    Bringing the putter up will hit the ball with the lower edge of the putter - bad contact. It is like hitting a full shot thin - it skids and is impossible to predict where it will stop :)

    Try this: hit some putts purposely hitting the ball high and low on the face until you can feel what it is to hit it in the vertical sweet spot.

    A couple of quarters behind the ball will help you raise the putter to the proper height at impact.

    Our Pendulum Putting Rod can help.