So, Michelle Wie has a new putting stance and she’s had for a year now but I’m bringing it up now because there was a slew of people who made fun of golf chicka’s stance and now she has the last laugh because she’s finding a ton of success with it. She went from 119th, yes 119th in putts per greens in regulation last year all the way to 26th this year. That’s quite a jump isn’t it?
“I started feeling a lot more confident with my putting this year,” Wie said according to GolfChannel.com. “It definitely goes into your long game. You don’t feel like you have to hit it in to 2 feet to make birdies every hole. You get to 15 feet, and you go up and think, `Oh, I can make that.’ So definitely it runs through the entire game. It makes golf a lot more fun when you’re making putts.”
I think the stance is hot and it has that classic Arnold Palmer kind of putting stance in a way. If you put her putting stance picture next to Arnie’s then I think you’ll send the resemblance. I salute her for not giving a care about what people say about the stance because in golf, do whatever works. John Daly created the famous Grip it and Rip it swing which helped him win two majors. Sure he hasn’t done anything special since but he still has two majors under his belt. Michelle is a world-class golfer, she’s very talented so if she keeps up the great putting with that new stance then she’ll be a threat on the LPGA Tour. Now that she’s having success with the stance, I’m sure some people will come out and complain that she shouldn’t be standing like that and it’ll be a controversy just like the anchored putting deal but let’s hope not.
I mean it’s not like she’s changing the position of her hands, she just bent over a little bit is all. Still same grip so let’s hope nobody starts crying and moaning about this because just like in any other sport, athletes sometimes have to make adjustments to their games in order to take full advantage of their true skills. So Michelle, please, do what works best for you girl because you don’t have to listen to nobody! So, let me ask, what do you guys think? For those of you who are seeing her new stance for the first time, what do you think of the picture? As always, you can let me know in the comments section below!
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