Using the Butter Putter will help you feel what a smooth stroke requires – a connection of the hands, arms, and shoulders. Eliminate a jerky take-away, a quick transition, and jumpy impact.
Begin with the Butter Putter:
Hit 100 putts with the Butter Putter – all distances, all speeds. Don’t over think it. Hit putts, feel the impact and the roll. You will notice your stroke slow down a little, and smooth out a lot
Smooth Take Away:
Nothing disrupts a good stroke like a quick take-away. The hands take over. The putter face loses its aim. Fix this problem by focusing your attention on the first 6 inches of the stroke. Too quick – the Butter Putter will flex too much. Let the bigger muscles move the putter and the shaft will stay relatively straight. Good things will happen.
There is a huge opportunity for the stroke to fall apart when the putter changes directions from back to forwards – the Transition. If this is too quick, the face can lose its aim, loft is added or lost, and the angle of attack into the ball gets interrupted. Returning the putter to the address position is very difficult.
The Butter Putter will bring your attention to the Transition. Make the change of direction smoothly, and the putter head and the shaft will stay “connected”. You will be in position to bring the club to the ball consistently.
The Flex Shaft will let you feel the delivery of energy to the ball. There is just enough flex to feel the head moving – you are literally swing the head, not the shaft. If the head gets in front of the handle, you are releasing energy behind the ball. If the head trails the handle, you are releasing energy past the ball.
You will feel with the putter head delivers all its energy to the ball. It may be the best roll you have ever felt on a putt. This is the goal of the Butter Putter – perfect energy delivery. You will know it, feel it, and be able to do it consistently.