T-STROKE – Alignment, Rhythm & Connection

We put the T-stroke to the test with Phil Nicholas, MG Editor. Phil is an inherent ‘Lefty’ and a bit of a putting demon on the green, so putting the T-stroke in his capable hands makes sense and hopefully will highlight that this piece of equipment is suitable for all levels of golfers.

T-Stroke – has been designed by PGA Putting Coach and MG columnist, Andy Gorman to achieve the optimum set-up position for the putting stroke. It has been used on the European Tour since the 2012 PGA Championships at Wentworth, where during its debut week it contributed significantly to a 4th place finish. Since then, a growing number of players are incorporating T-Stroke training within their practise routines and with several top ten finishes to date.

This simple alignment tool, creates the optimum bio-mechanical angle between the putter-shaft and the forearms allowing the arms to hang naturally from the shoulders and sets the forearms and shoulder alignment squarely to the target-line!

 

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It also aligns the forearms and shoulders squarely to the target-line and the forearms parallel to the shaft/lie angle of the putter, ensuring the putter-face is square to the stroke. T-Stroke guarantees a repeatable set-up position and because you can stroke the putts whilst using T-Stroke, you gain confidence and feel by repeating the position and movement every-time.

If  T-Stroke feels strange in the first instance, it is highlighting faults in your address position. Equally, If it feels comfortable, it is re-enforcing your good habits and these should be practiced to ensure you maintain these critical fundamentals.

 

  • T-Stroke simply attaches to the top of the putter and rests on the forearms ensuring a Square Forearm & Shoulder Alignment to your Target-line.
  • By resting the alignment bar on the front of the forearms the ‘shaft-plane-angle’ is parallel to the forearms. This set-up position is endorsed by leading putting coaches.
  • The clubface stays squarer during the putting stroke increasing the direction consistency, starting more putts on the intended target-line!
  • T-Stroke helps to eliminate excessive wrist action in the stroke and improves the rhythm & timing of the stroke upto 40%. This help distance control, lowering your putts per round…
  • Practising this bio-mechanical principle will improve your putting stroke consistency – an improved stroke, leads to improved roll and fewer putts.
  • By resting the alignment bar on the front of the forearms the ‘shaft-plane-angle’ is parallel to the forearms. This set-up position is endorsed by leading putting coaches.
  • The clubface stays squarer during the putting stroke increasing the direction consistency, starting more putts on the intended target-line!
  • T-Stroke helps to eliminate excessive wrist action in the stroke and improves the rhythm & timing of the stroke upto 40%. This help distance control, lowering your putts per round…

 

Andy Gorman explains just how beneficial T-stroke is to any golf training programme:

 


 

MG FEEDBACK –
Phil : Initially it feels a bit constrictive, that’s very much speaking as a mid to high handicapper, but once you stick with it you’ll understand how it works, there’s no way you can ‘jab’ a putt using this, it really encourages you to hit through the putt instead, and did produce some good results with my stroke.

MG VERDICT –
There are other products out there, but this one has the edge for us at MG. For just under thirty quid, this putting aid is worth the money and will keep you consistent hitting the hole.

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