Essentially it comes down to putting Arc versus Pendulum."
I also wrote, "Ben's (Crenshaw) putting stroke is poetry in motion and as much as I've tried to emulate his putting methodology it's never worked for me. Consequently in spite of the fact that, the "Pelz’ pendulum stroke often leads to upper cuts at impact." I've persisted with the pendulum methodology and accepted the fact that I'll never have an aesthetically pleasing putting stroke."
Aha! Now I think I've found the putting drill to produce a poetry in motion arc-type putting stroke.
After yet another weekend of horrendous putting I resorted to YouTube for some answers and found a YouTube clip of Brandt Snedeker.
At around three minutes of the YouTube Clip Brandt shows a putting drill where he holds his putter in his right hand and with his left hand clutches the upper part of his right arm. And then proceeds to swing his putter to get a feel for the swing which when I gave it a try produced the feel of arcing my putting stroke.
Watch this space since if it works I'll do a post on the pros and cons of the pendulum stroke which I've always used but never liked because it does not create the feel of swinging the putter head.
Quote of the Day
"To get the proper feel for the pop stroke, try my favorite drill. Place your left hand on your right biceps and hit putts with only your right hand and arm."
- Brandt Snedeker at golf.com