The Correct Putting Setup

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

10 Responses to “The Correct Putting Setup”

  1. August 21, 2018

    richardpeyser

    Paul, I have some problems putting the putter down behind the ball, sometimes in adjusting the distance to the ball I hit the ball unintentionally and have to take a penalty. Could you go throught the basics of setting the putterhead, moving it and the distance to the ball.

  2. January 12, 2019

    rodbeuthin

    Hi Paul I am having a hard time with puts of 2 to 3 feet and I was wondering if you have any tips and drills to help me with this. I have been working on hitting a lot of longs puts like you suggested and have become pretty good at that but not so good with the short ones. Thanks for all the great tips I look forward to the, every day

  3. GLENNWISSE

    December 28, 2019

    GLENNWISSE

    I seem to be more successful putting when I set up a bit behind the ball looking down the line. It helps me see the line better. It also promotes a nice upward impact. There are so many ways to putt. Different grips etc. I love your setup and stance though. Seems very relaxed and an easy way to get that roll the ball feeling.

    • Paul Wilson

      January 2, 2020

      Paul Wilson

      Glenn,

      You need to do what works (within reason). I like people to be comfortable. If someone is doing a strange set up or move and they are not an exceptional putter then I would change it. If someone is great with a strange move I would tell them to keep doing it.

  4. December 29, 2019

    RaymondCHASTEL

    A pretty good summing up of what makes an excellent putting stance
    It should be noted that PAUL RUNYAN advised to locate the ball off th left big toe ,it enables to put topspin on the ball ,striking up.I don’t do this because some other very good putters say it’s better to strike the ball a bit down .Also ,see TIGER WOODS putting ,his stance is very narrow
    To make sure the width of my stance is constant ,I train with a 12 inch ruler between my feet ;I use the width of my stance to caliber the length of the roll of the ball

    • Paul Wilson

      January 2, 2020

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      Yes, don’t want to be too wide or narrow. Not sure about that ball position. Seems too far forward. The more forward the ball the more open the shoulders. You would have to be aware of that if you were to move the ball off the big toe.

  5. September 14, 2020

    RobKedgley

    Thanks Paul I know you promote the head to move on the swing but guessing it needs to stay still on these putts? …and no peeking to see if its on target? cheers Rob

    • Paul Wilson

      September 16, 2020

      Paul Wilson

      Putting would be totally different than the full swing. The head needs to stay fairly still throughout the putt, if it is moving then you would become inconsistent.

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