The Putting Stroke

 

Hey Rukket Nation! Henry Paul here from the Milo Lines Academy, joined by Dana Finklestein of the LPJ Tour. We're excited to dive into another valuable putting tip today – the path of your putter stroke.

Understanding your putter type is essential, and we recommend getting professionally fit for one. Just as you do for the rest of your bag, your putter should be a perfect match for your style. Now, let's talk about the stroke path. Dana, is a completely straight-back, straight-through stroke necessary? Not really. Most putters work best with a slight arc, mirroring the club's inherent plane.

Imagine an axis running through your stroke plane. To illustrate, use an alignment stick as a guide, ensuring your putter glides naturally along the plane, moving inside without undue force. This promotes stability in the putter face and lessens unwanted rotation.

Instead of delving into specifics, we encourage you to feel the stroke by sliding your putter shaft along an alignment aid. This practice instills a sense of how your putter should move in space. Elevate your putting game with this valuable insight, and watch those putts roll in with newfound precision.

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 milolinesgolf.com 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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