Controlling Distance and Speed (Putting)


Hey, Rukket Nation! Henry Fall here, representing the Milo Lines Golf Academy, alongside LPGA Tour player Dana Finkelstein. Today, we're delving into a crucial aspect of your putting game – stroke length. Let's unlock the secret to consistent, effective putting across varying distances.

Dana and I are debunking a common misconception – the belief that a consistent backstroke and follow-through are essential for successful putting. Instead, it's all about the backstroke. Analyzing the best putters, we've noticed many employ a longer backstroke and a shorter follow-through, allowing the ball to absorb the putter's momentum.

Picture this: just like using a hammer, the energy transfers to the nail, and the hammer stops. Similarly, the backstroke dictates the force you apply to the ball. It's a game-changer!

Through our session, Dana showcases the difference in backstroke length for putts of varying distances – from three to nine feet. The key takeaway? Adjust your backstroke length to maintain a consistent rhythm and flow, avoiding the temptation to "hit" the ball. So, there you have it – the stroke length secret to mastering your putting game. Give it a try, and let your putting prowess soar!

Henry Fall is a Golf Coach with Milo Lines Golf, LPGA Tour Caddie to Dana Finkelstein, content creator, and Rukket Golf ambassador. You can check out their online academy at or on his instagram, @henryfallgolf

Dana Finkelstein has played on the LPGA Tour since 2017 and finished first in Driving Accuracy in 2017 and 3rd in 2019. Her best finish on Tour thus far is a T-11 (2x) and she finished T39 at last year's AIG Women's Open Championship at Royal Troon with Henry on the bag. While at UNLV, Dana was a three-time Mountain West Golfer of the year. You can find Dana on Instagram @danafinkelsteingolf

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