As you start the club down keep your left arm straight so that your swing bottoms out under the ball. Let the club “kiss” the grass. No need to carve a huge divot. Don’t “hit” the ball. Accelerate smoothly through impact. Your goal: Reach max speed about four inches ahead of the ball.
Stop your backswing when the top of your right wrist is about three inches below your belt. Hinge your wrists slightly so that the shaft is a few degrees above parallel to the ground when you end your backswing.
According to three-putt figures in my study you’re coughing up on average about two strokes each round on lag putts alone. I want you to make a lot more putts so here’s my stroke-saving method to get you down in two rolls (or less) from long range in five simple steps.