Expanded Content: Met Methods with Megan Padua find your putting rhythm on the green to make more putts

When it comes to the putting stroke, everybody has their own natural tempo. It can be fast or slow, but it’s important to operate within the window of time that feels right to you. When you go outside your natural rhythm, you create room for errors that can affect your stroke; if it’s too slow, the added time can lead to additional motion that takes you out of balance, while if it’s too quick, it may not allow you to make complete stroke you want.

Here’s a drill to help you develop a steady tempo in your putting – and, even more important, to hold your finish before rising up to see the result. It’s a 1… 2… 3… 4.

First, take your stance
On 1, take the putter back
On 2, swing through and make contact.
On 3, hold the finish
And then, on 4, it’s ok to look up and watch the ball go in.

Megan Padua is an Assistant Professional at the Maidstone Club and at Bonita Bay Club in Naples, Florida.


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