Cardiogolf Daily Dose-The Putting Grip

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In my opinion, daily practice is the key to success towards any goal.  Making 10 practice swings a day or exercising  for 5 minutes everyday will get you playing better and in better shape than  exercising or practicing for two or three hours once a week. First of all, it is always hard to find big chunks of time to do massive workouts or beat balls on the driving range.  Secondly, the long workouts or practice sessions usually lead to fatigued swings, injuries and ingrained bad habits.

There is something to be said about the momentum of taking small daily steps towards a goal that is cumulatively better than taking big steps with less frequency.

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Today we focus on putting-

Do you know why the putter grip is flat or square compared to a rounded golf grip on a club?

Although the task of putting may not seem like a highly athletic activity, the long hours of practice, that it takes to be proficient, can take a toll on the body: especially the back and neck. Having to hold your spine in position for long periods of time can be very painful for some people.

In putting, the wrists should be fairly passive during the putting stroke as the arms and shoulders do most of the work. If your back and neck muscles are weak, tight or imbalanced, then it is difficult keep the spine, hips and head still or steady in the putting stroke.  The result is excessive movement in the body preventing a pendulum type movement.

The idea is to focus on keeping the angle formed between the back of the lead hand, wrist and forearm from the takeaway to the follow-through, as the head, torso and legs are stabilized. You need to have a strong core and back to keep this stabilization.

Don’t let the head or torso move causing the lead hand breakdown at impact.

Being able to engage and stabilize the body’s larger muscles results in a more consistent pendulum stroke.

So why is the putter grip is flat or square compared to a rounded golf grip on a club?

That is because the flat grip helps place the hands in an opposing position where the palms are facing each other and the thumbs can lay down on the front part of the grip.  This grip helps minimize wrist and hand action so that the putter face stays square and does not rotate through impact.  The rounded grip of a golf club helps keep the grip more in the fingers so that the hands can rotate the clubface open and closed.

In this video, you will see how to do the conventional reverse overlap grip used by many professionals to minimize hand action and stroke the ball squarely.

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Karen Palacios-Jansenis a LPGA Class A Teaching Professional and a Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Golf Fitness. Karen serves as the National Vice President of the LPGA Teaching And Club Professionals Membership and has been voted as one of America’s  “Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professionals” by Golf Digest Magazine and  “Top 50 Instructor”by LPGA.  Karen received the prestigious LPGA National Teacher of the Year award in 2008.

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