Golf Tip – Decelerating

April 22, 2016 Posted by Matt

deceleratingAre you decelerating on your putts?  Deceleration during the putting stroke is when you take a long backswing and then slow down the putter head as you make contact with the ball.  The result is your putts will often come up short over and over again.  A good way to eliminate deceleration is to line up five balls about five feet from the a hole.  Address the ball like you normally would.  From this position, push the ball toward the hole without taking a backstroke.  This forces you to accelerate into the ball.  When you go back to your normal setup, you will notice your backswing will be shorter and you will accelerate through the ball instead of decelerating at impact.