Getting Rid of the “Scoop & Flip” With a Putter

Sometimes you can rely on the unconventional to express a conventional principle of the golf swing. In this case, Steve Dresser of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. is using a putter to demonstrate how the proper descent of the club head can get the ball airborne (even if it doesn’t seem possible).

I haven’t tried this one in a while, but sometimes I like to use a putter to illustrate why when the ball is on the ground, you want your golf club descending into the ball.

As we’ve talked about so many times in the past, we see so much of hang back and flip, hang back and flip, trying to scoop that ball into the air. We hang back and try to hoist it into the air.

You think a club that has virtually no loft on it would have no chance of getting a golf ball airborne, but if I descend into the back of the ball, move myself into my left side, so even with a golf club that has essentially no loft on it, if you come in at the right angle and you don’t try to scoop and flip, you can still get the ball up in the air.

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