It’s all about the triangles!
Finally got round to getting a lesson, I wanted to work on smashing long drives but the professional Stephen mentioned to me when making the booking that if we have time we could work on the short game at the end, in other words he’s heard how dodgy my short game is. And so I went for a putting lesson instead.
I’m very glad I did as Stephen the pro pointed a glaring setup error with my leading arm setup, it was bent like a teapot handle instead of a straight line. This in turn caused the other arm to be over dominant, leading to inconsistent strokes. So we straightened up that arm and moved the ball a bit forward in my stance, it all felt very weird, visually and in the body.
But after a couple of days sticking with the new setup, my lag putting has improved. I have a nice triangle shape when putting, I still slip back to the old way but am going to stick with this. I also transferred the triangle theory to my chipping and irons with great results. It just feels much stronger and straighter setting up like that, my arms are locked nicely and it encourages me to swing through the ball in a good way. Off for a practise session now again before unleashing these triangles on the course for real.