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Marius Filmalter: The man who will change your putting stroke for good: Here's how you can apply his discoveries...

Marius Filmalter: The man who will change your putting stroke for good: Here's how you can apply his discoveries...

The two most commonly taught stroke types have merit, but according to Filmalter, they fall short of perfection. "It's impossible to take the putterhead straight back without lifting it off the ground or letting your right elbow fly," he explains. "Test it by putting against a wall and watch how the putterhead must rise in order for you to keep the toe in contact with the baseboard as you move it straight back." Lifting the putter in your backstroke is bad because it results in a downward angle of attack -- the exact opposite of what you need to create proper roll after impact. "So yes," Filmalter advises, "your backstroke -- and subsequent path back to the ball -- must arc." What about impact? "While it's true that your putter will eventually arc back to the inside at some point in your through-stroke," Filmalter explains, "it's critical that you work straight down the li...

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