This Video Will Help You Stop Missing Your Putts Short and Left

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What is up Champs and Champettes, we are back and we are in the PuttConfidently Approach. We are working on Principle number two, which is how we are lining up for the basket and this one, this is the one I get heated up probably the most about right now and it is, spoiler alert, we are pointing our foot our front toe on our line. We are not cocking it to the left we are going straight at the basket.

This is something I see on course, this is something I see in putting tips, this is something I see all over the place and I honestly just don't really get it. My first point is that you don't see this in any other sport. You're talking bowling, you're talking baseball, we're on a basketball basketball court and you're talking free throws. You don't see this in any of these Sports, this is not part of the equation.

It also goes against how all the muscle fibers work in the leg and the muscles that we're trying to use to get the disc in the basket. Starting with the hip-flexor, those muscle fibers run mostly lateral in the hip flexor. Tibialis anterior on your shin, same thing. So if we're setting up and we're cocking the foot you know at 30° or so all of these muscles are going to sort of buckle up. The lateral fibers here can only go so far in this direction. The tibialis anterior, you're going to get a bunching here at the top of the knee. The deltoid has to you know it kind of stays on line but it still is sort of wanting to pull left.

That's my sort of point here with talking about the muscle fibers is they're all sort of naturally, if you point your foot to the left they all sort of naturally, they really want to work dead straight in line but if you point them left they're kind of going to want to just pull left and that's going to mean short putts and that's going to mean left putts. I'm just really ranting about this I'm sorry, but if it was you know such a good idea to putt you know with with your foot twisted like this you know why doesn't everybody, why don't you see Kevin Jones you know to a straddle putt like this? You don't cuz that's just kind of not the way it works. Now I know that there's some good Putters out there that that do the foot cocking and they hit some putts. We're talking 20 feet here we're not talking edge of circle. We're not talking Circle 2 we're talking 20 feet. I think they make those putts in spite of their footwork, in spite of their lineup, rather than because of it.

One other thing we're going to get into, this is another principle that is going to come up in future videos, is the brace. Now most people think of brace and they think of a backhand drive, you know forehand throw. You have to have a brace in your putt as well and that is the ball of your foot. So if we're having our foot cocked you know to the left like this and we come up on that ball that foot we're really working toward that pinky toe. Our weakest toe with the least stability with our muscle fibers all twisted up. Where if we got our putt, we got our line up straight in line, we can get up to our putting brace where we're working from and we get a nice clean brace a nice clean roll up right onto the strongest part of our foot where the weight is distributed perfectly. The way it was designed to work you know instead of rolling up and sort of having a stop short before you get to your full brace, because the pinky toe can only handle so much pressure.

So this is what I think about at night. I hope it helps you out. You don't have to implement any of these principles. If you just want to watch these and just hear the ideas that's totally cool. I suggest you know next time you're out there practice putting try, if you're stagger stance putting like this, try and set up the front foot pointed right on your line. Point your front toe on your line see what happens. So stay tuned, the next principle is going to be talking more about the brace on the front foot when you're putting uphill and downhill, flat, we're going to to talk about that. We're sort of working from the ground up with the with the approach with the principles so stay tuned for that. There might be a couple sports science and maybe a sports psychology mixed in before that. You know we're uh we got a lot of ideas and we're just going to, we're really doing this YouTube thing this year and going forward I should say, I think I've got enough ideas for a few years of pretty good YouTube content. We'll catch you later!

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