Understanding really from the beginning of what is the putter to now, how do I set up to the ball? First off, we talked about the grip.
I'm gonna show you conventional grip where the club's right in the left hand, the index finger comes into the air and the right hand slides underneath.
Very simple, how do we set up our body? Let's put the club out here just for a second and just bend your elbows into my belly.
At this point, you can feel how your arms are tucked in, kind of pinched in.
Just keep that and bend over til the club gets on the ground.
Again, another simple way to do this, just stand here.
I have my club laying on the ground.
You can do this in your kitchen on your tile.
All we're trying to do is make sure your feet are parallel.
We want again, have the machine with the fewest moving parts, the fewest angles.
We're gonna set up here with the club laid on the ground.
Just bend over and touch your knees.
If you do that, go ahead and clap your hands together and this is the position you want to be in.
You want to be kind of in, what would look like a praying position here.
Now we just want to simply practice rocking our shoulders.
What most people are going to do is they're gonna start moving their hips.
You want to be able to isolate your lower body and this is one reason why your setup is so important.
Normally in golf and in every sport, we get you into a really athletic position.
Your rear end's out, your chest is up, you're in this position because your body's in a position to move.
That's where it will be in golf except for putting.
What we're gonna do here is just try to feel how your vertebrae rounds.
We want you to round out so that way you're bent over.
If you look at this club here, I can rest this club right here on my back.
You can notice that my face is facing my work which would be the ball on the ground.
If I'm in this position, I'm bent over, I'm slumped over, I'm in a position to not move and that's what we want.
We want you simply to be able to rock your shoulders, not move your entire body.
This is the one time you get to tell mom, "I do not have to sit up straight, mom.
I can slump.
CJ said it's okay to slouch over." Again right here, touch your knees, as you've got your grip on there, elbows bent in, and what we're looking for here is to simply bend over and touch the top part of your knees.
Drop a ball from your left eye and wherever that ball hits is where I want that ball.
The ball is going to be slightly forward of center.
One last thing before we go here on getting you to set up.
I want you to take and do this with me right now.
Just take your hands and put them in where your palms, or the meaty part here, are touching.
As you do that, you'll notice that your armpits and your arms get really squeezed in tight.
That's the feeling of connection I want you to have with your putting.
So when I'm here and squeezed in, my grip is on there.
I'm bent over, I can touch my knees, my elbows are into my body, and we are set up for a perfect put.