Think Rhythm And Roll When Putting

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5 Responses to “Think Rhythm And Roll When Putting”

  1. Dave ,You couldn’t be more right and more on the proper subject . It’s not only putting (As you correctly say in your excellent video ) which is “RYTHM AND ROLL “,it’s also the full swing which is “RYTHM AND ROLL ”
    JOHN NOVOSEL in TOUR TEMPO 1 demonstrated that the full swing rythm was a a 3/1 beat (3 for the backswing ,1 for the through swing) ,but also that the PUTTING SWING (And the Sand Save swing )was a 1/1 beat (1 for the backswing ,1 for the throughswing )(See TOUR TEMPO 2)
    For putting ,it’s easier to remember that you should emulate the big GRANDMA’S clock (I don’t quite know if you Americans ,who were born yesterday, know exactly what a “Grandma”s clock “was:a big piece of furniture ,with a large clock at the top ,and a big pendulum swinging slowly beneath and in rythm below )
    When I put ,I say to myself ,silently and under my breath ,”HOT POTATOES”(Going Back ,TWO (Going forwards ) :that’s what is called the “GRAVITY PUTTING STROKE “,you let the gravity force do the job like it is so in a pendulum

  2. Just to add on m’y previous comment ,you can improve your rythm by using à métronome ,for putting ,but also for thé full swing.

  3. David. Thanks for the R &R tip. I am 73 and am now an absolutely terrible putter. 3 and 4 putts are common and I miss a lot of 2 to 3 putts too by jabbing at the ball. Putting costs me 8 to 9 strokes per 9 holes so when I finish 9, I usually subtract 9 from my actual score in my head to think what I should have scored. Shot a 39 for nine holes several months ago with no 3 putts but downhill in putting ever since. I know it’s mental but will give R & R a try.

  4. THESE LIBRARY LECTURES ARE AWFUL. NEVER WATCH ONE. How about golf course demonstration?

    • Greg,

      David has been providing members content here since the site started. People enjoy his tips so do I. We did shoot a bunch of tips on the range a while back. He also has a medical issue that does not allow him to leave his house. So in the future watch the tips and listen to what he is saying. He would not be on the site if I didn’t think he wasn’t providing great content.

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