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CourtGolf

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The ol' Tap In on One Foot
« on: March 25, 2013, 11:46:05 AM »
We have all missed little tap ins from time to time - those annoying misses usually get written up to not taking our time to give it the mental attention it needed.

I was watching the LPGA Kia Classic over the weekend and saw Karrie Webb do the one foot tap in, which is no big deal by itself, but for some reason I noticed that she steps in with her left foot, and that got me thinking about how I do it - I almost always step in on my right foot, being my dominant side - even though when I set up for a normal putt, the ball is just inside my left heel.

Now I have to try the left foot.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2013, 11:47:48 AM by CourtGolf »
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Re: The ol' Tap In on One Foot
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 05:24:27 PM »
Court, I'd stay with the right foot first  and then the left foot. The reason behind this method of taking a stance is the right foot relates to our position with the golf ball and the left relates to our position with the target. If we do it the other way around we may end up getting our body too far forward of the ball and our alignment suffers. One of the keys to consistant short putting is being more behind the ball.
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Re: The ol' Tap In on One Foot
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 05:30:14 PM »
Ray, I think I'm reading this a different way, was the lady in question standing on one foot or two whilst, performing said act....


Errrrr..  Sorry kinda lost which forum I was on there for a moment but, I think my question is still relevant

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Re: The ol' Tap In on One Foot
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2013, 06:15:06 PM »
Court, I'd stay with the right foot first  and then the left foot. The reason behind this method of taking a stance is the right foot relates to our position with the golf ball and the left relates to our position with the target. If we do it the other way around we may end up getting our body too far forward of the ball and our alignment suffers. One of the keys to consistant short putting is being more behind the ball.
Could you expand on you comment " one of the keys to consistent short putting is being more behind the ball"
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Re: The ol' Tap In on One Foot
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2013, 06:17:31 PM »
No - you're right, T. 

The post is about those short putts we make on one foot because a regular stance would cause us to stand in someone's line - but it's too short to mark.  Standing on my right foot opens the shoulders, which, I suppose, makes it possible to push the putt.  Now I'm wondering if using the left foot would square things up and not allow the face to open up....or maybe it's how the eyes see the line....

Which is why I'm throwing it out to you guys for input !
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Re: The ol' Tap In on One Foot
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2013, 06:34:58 PM »
Technically, I think you need Bruce on this one but, I'm not entirely sure this is something many would practice, I have practised one handed putting, chipping with my feet together but, not one legged putting.
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Re: The ol' Tap In on One Foot
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2013, 07:18:53 PM »
Ray, I think I'm reading this a different way, was the lady in question standing on one foot or two whilst, performing said act....


Errrrr..  Sorry kinda lost which forum I was on there for a moment but, I think my question is still relevant

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T
Yep you are right. We need to be solid on the target leg because the centre of rotation in the golfbswing is the target shoulder.  Webb balancing on the left leg would be a carryover thing from her golf swing. No good player has their weight on their trail leg at impact on normal golf shots. That's how I see it.
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Re: The ol' Tap In on One Foot
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2015, 08:11:07 PM »
It seems that there are mostly older threads, I'm not certain if the custom here is to start new or add to the old but . . .

A variety of what I would tell my players, if you can't make it on your left or your right or standing on your head, mark it and back away.