The more moving parts that you have in your putting stroke, the more difficult it is to repeat. If you want more consistency in your putting, then turn your putting stroke into a ‘simple machine’ with few moving parts. Simple machines don’t tend to break down that often and are easier to fix. All sorts of problems come from moving your lower body around or worse yet moving your head around during your putting stroke. To help teach yourself to stay steady during your putting, try this simple drill. Take your putting stance while resting your forehead against a wall or on the inside of a door frame. Now take a few putting strokes and feel how steady your head stays. If this ‘steady head’ sensation feels foreign to you, then you have probably been moving your head around during your putts. Now turn around and back your tailbone up against the wall and make a few more putting strokes feeling how quiet your lower body should stay. Practice this often until it becomes second nature to only move what you need to in order to make a good stroke. The more you can teach yourself to keep things steady during your putting stroke the simpler your stroke becomes, the easier it becomes to fix and fine tune, and the more putts you will sink.
Play well, Dave Lengyel