PGA Conference – Stay ahead of the game!
In my constant effort to keep our members/students informed with all the latest and greatest improvements in golf, here is the first in a series of posts that will reveal the insider secrets covered in the latest PGA conference dedicated to golf club fitting and more.
Although the emphasis was intended for golf club fitting it never fails that teaching techniques and results become a big part of the conversation at the PGA conference. The picture above shows a clinic on putter fitting and determining the current putting stroke of a given golfer and how the ball is performing after impact.
For example, the presenter used a lie board, (a plastic hitting board used for checking lie angle) spraying it with powdered chalk. Once you hit the golf ball with your putter the chalked board would demonstrate where your ball first hit the ground. The ball was also marked with lines to reveal any side spin on the putt as well. I will incorporate this technique into our one day school and also on any workshops on putting.
Of course this method does not fix anything as far as your stroke is concerned but it reveals what we should both concentrate on in order to improve your putting.
We discussed whether you should consider a face balanced putter, 45 degree angle head drop or a 90 degree head drop. If you’re more of a straight back and forth stroke player you should consider the face balanced putter. If you have somewhat of a arc path putter try the 45 degree. Most of the pros discourage the toe down 90 degree drop putter but guess what….that’s what I use!
I will make a video of the entire process and post it tomorrow night 9-19-2014 so please return then.
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