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Hands Position with Putting

Ben Crenshaw is known as being one of the best putters of all time. He had the smooth putting stroke.

At address, he puts his hand a little forward. This means that his hands are slightly ahead of the ball at address.

At impact, he wanted his hands to beat the clubhead to the ball.

Tom Watson wasn't putting well when he was a kid. But after he positioned his hands ahead of the ball at address, he started to putt well.

So make sure your hands are little bit ahead of the ball at address.

The Wrong Way to Set Your Hands

When I tell players that the hands should be a bit forward of the ball. They try to move their hand a bit forward.

This is wrong. But why?

If you grip the club and move it forward, your putter face will open a bit. This won't help you at all.

To position your hands correctly, you need to grip the putter this way.

1) Hold your putter with one hand
2) Position the handle of the putter a bit forward of the ball
3) Then, grip the putter

This will position your hands correctly.

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