Episode 8: Flex & Flow

Lag putting is all about distance control and a smooth, repetitive stroke, which requires some fluidity.

Released on 5/2/2016

Credits

Featuring: Jeff Ritter
Director: Bret Kalmbach
Producer: APAIRUS COMPANY

Transcript

00:00
(feet crunching on grass) (sprinklers spraying)
00:03
(orchestral rock music)
00:07
(ball whooshing)
00:21
You would think the same stroke technique
00:23
would work on all puts.
00:24
From long range, however,
00:26
you might find more success with
00:27
a slightly different approach.
00:29
To safely get down in two,
00:30
your focus needs to be on creating a smooth stroke
00:33
that produces a lot more energy
00:35
to roll that ball to the hole.
00:37
To get a feel for this,
00:38
I want you to stand behind the ball
00:40
and put the putter in your dominant hand.
00:42
Focus on the distance as you swing the putter back and forth
00:44
in a nice even rhythm,
00:46
allowing your joints to flex and flow with that movement.
00:49
As you roll your put,
00:51
keep your wrists, arms, and body relaxed and responsive,
00:54
even allowing for some movement at your legs
00:56
to support that swing and putter hit.
00:58
This more flexible putting style makes it a lot easier
01:00
to roll the ball across the green with less effort.
01:04
When you're facing those 40 and 50 footers,
01:06
you can't play stiff.
01:09
The next time you're in this situation,
01:11
I want you to really try and loosen up.
01:13
Add a little flex and flow to your stroke,
01:15
and you'll easily master even the longest puts.
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