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There are basically two types of strokes, a "gate" stroke and a "straight back and forth" stroke. This is also a matter of personal preference.

 

The Gate stroke travels on an arch allowing the putter to close properly. This stroke typically works well with a toe weighted putter. The straight back and forth stroke can take allot of errors out of the stroke and is relatively easier because the putter travels down the target line. This stroke is usually best performed with a face balance putter to prevent pulls.

 

As far as stance goes I prefer to keep my feet shoulder width apart.

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That's odd that his putting stroke curves. Most of the instruction I've read and the lessons I took taught me to keep the stroke in a straight line. Which is right, or is it a matter of prefrence also?

 

Sorry for the thread jack, but I really think that when this book comes out on June 1, it will change the way a lot of people putt.

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Utley's got so much info and it's very effective and natural (at least for me). For a long time he hasn't published anything and his info has been a little tough to find (I got most of it through my pro who has attened some of his seminars). There's a lot of synergy between his ideas and the Hardy one plane I've subscribed to for the full swing.

 

For me, the straight back straight through stroke isn't natural. I pull lots of putts and have a very difficult time controlling my speed from long distances.

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