What We Learned In 2011

Golf Digest editors list the 10 lessons from 2011 that can work for you

December 2011

Webb Simpson

Take the hands out of the stroke

Webb Simpson, the breakout star -- along with Keegan Bradley -- of 2011, has been using a belly putter since his freshman year at Wake Forest. The big benefit of the belly is that it takes hand action out of the stroke. If you like the sound of that but don't want to switch putters, you can mimic the belly putter's benefit with a conventional-length model. Here's how: Set up with the grip end of your putter pointing just left of your belly button and keep it pointing at that spot as you swing the putter back and through. That's the same action you get from a belly, without the long shaft.
Walter Iooss Jr.
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