Mike Bender, Director of Instruction at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, talks about why people have trouble hitting putts solidly and offers a way to help make better contact with the ball.
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Many players take the putter back too far and then decelerate through impact without even realizing it. Here is a drill to ensure you are accelerating through impact: Standing a few feet from the hole, set up to the ball as you would a regular putt.
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