Proper Putting Stroke Tips – Rock Your Shoulders

Have you heard the term that you should “rock your shoulders” in your putting stroke? What does that mean? Well, it can be interpreted many different ways as you’ll see in this golf putting tip video.

A good putting stroke will have you moving with the fewest moving parts possible. That means your putting drills should involve focusing on the body movements that move the least. When it comes to putting, that means leaving your arms and hands mostly out of the putting stroke and focusing on your shoulder blades. Yes, your shoulder blades!

Similar to what you’ve see in my famous takeaway video, you want to glide your shoulder blades across your rib cage in your putting stroke. This tiny little movement will move the putter head with great precision as you’re only focusing on moving a couple inches at the very most with your body rather than trying to move the putter head a couple of feet with your arms and hands.

This putting tip is sure to tighten up your putting stroke and get you holing more putts right away and is something you can practice inside right now. So watch this video and start drilling!

Once you’ve watched this video and put this into your putting drills tool box, you need to make sure that your grip is a proper putting grip. That way, you won’t have to make any compensations during the putting stroke, you can simply glide your shoulder blades. Check out this video on the proper putting grip and start sinking more putts!

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Partial Transcript

One of the main keys to consistency in putting is having a very simple stroke so that it doesn’t break down when you’re under pressure and you have to make that three footer to win your five-dollar Nassau from your buddies. So the biggest thing that will help you understand how to make a simple putting stroke is how to move your body correctly and what I mean by that is you’ve heard many times rock your shoulders and and I think that thats well-intentioned advice but isn’t necessarily the best advise nor accurate advice.
A better way of putting it you really wanna think about it what parts of your body do you move when you’re trying to make a putting stroke when you’re trying to just quote-unquote rock your shoulders. Rocking your shoulders can be interpreted many different ways that could be dependent on how much I’ve hinged over from my hips.
Rocking your shoulders in your putting stroke what you really should be thinking about is moving your shoulder blades. Yes these bony parts back here in the back and what you want to think about is gliding them across your body kinda like this. Your right shoulder blades gonna go in and then your left shoulder blades gonna go ahead and what that’s going to do is get you
rotating your rib cage rather than tilting your shoulders………..


Chuck Quinton

is the founder of the RotarySwing Tour online golf instruction learning system. He played golf professionally for 8 years and has been teaching golf since 1995 and has worked with more than 100 playing professionals who have played on the PGA, and other major tours around the world.

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