Right Elbow in Putting

Jack Nicklaus believed firmly in the position of his right elbow when he’s putting. Here’s what he says…

The right elbow plays a key role in putting, serving as a fulcrum or guide to help stabilize the stroke.

I find that holding my right elbow close to my right side throughout the stroke keeps the putter face square and moving steadily on the line of direction.

When the right elbow gets away from the side, the putter face tends to close and travel outside the directional line and cause the putt to be pulled.

Whether you choose to listen to this piece of putting advice or not, remember, it’s all about your target line, not your elbows. IF you can consistently focus on your target line with certainty, then you can be guaranteed that you’ll sink a lot of putts, short and long!