The Fundamentals of Putting

“The Fundamentals of Putting” is a straightforward, easy-to-read instructional book which will help you improve your putting in a sequential, step by step manner. It is one of the most-informative books about putting ever written.


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With very few exceptions, we can all putt better, no matter who we are or how long we have been playing golf

The Fundamentals of Putting is one of the most-informative books about putting ever written.

This book will help you:

  • Read greens more effectively
  • Set up the same way each time
  • Develop a consistent pre-shot routine
  • Align your stance to make more putts
  • Make a natural rhythmic stroke
  • Apply the easy to understand 6-degres of Freedom to minimize mechanical errors
  • Improve your distance control
  • Understand the Swing Plane in putting
  • Understand putter technology and design
  • Make sure your putter is correctly fitted
  • How to practice with a purpose and not waste your time on the practice green

This book is exciting to read, because the fundamentals are laid out in a very simple, systematic, and structured manner with many illustrations, which will allow you to apply the fundamentals as you complete each section and enjoy experiencing immediate results.

The book covers everything you need to know about putting from putter fitting to the mechanics of making a natural putting stroke, pre-shot routine, green reading and knowing how to practice with a purpose, as well as putter technology and everything in-between.

If you are serious about your game and want to have confidence over every putt then there is no better way to do it than giving yourself the gift of a lifetime The Fundamentals of Putting, the best investment you can make.

Putt well.

Frank and Valerie



FRANK THOMAS spent much of his life as one of golfs guardians. He invented the graphite shaft in 1969 as Chief Design Engineer for Shakespeare Sporting Goods, and for 26 years was Technical Director of the USGA, where he assembled and directed one of golfs most-advanced research teams, introduced the GHIN handicap system, and redesigned and introduced the Stimpmeter to the world of golf. He also has served as chief technical advisor to Golf Digest and The Golf Channel. Since he co-founded Frankly Golf in 2000 he has spent most of his time researching putting.

VALERIE MELVIN is Frankly Golf co-founder and former editor of Golf Science International, a publication of the World Scientific Congress of Golf magazine. Valerie played golf internationally for Scotland. She earned a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Psychology from the University of Stirling and an M.Sc. in Sport & Exercise Science from the University of Glasgow. Valerie designed the online Certified Putting Instructor (CPI) course for PGA professionals and enjoys helping golfers worldwide.

Some reader reviews:

Clear, Succinct and Informative

This is an excellent book that is clear, succinct, and informative. The book simplifies the putting process, and has a superb summary chapter that distills the key ideas. I was immediately able to apply many of the ideas. One of the authors has a distinguished history. Before opening his own company, Frankly Golf, he invented graphite golf shafts, and was the technical director at USGA. If you go the website for Frankly Golf, you can discover much more and also learn about the putter Frank Thomas created, the Frankly Frog (Im not kidding here), which is now in my bag.

Robert Frender

Excellent must read

Excellent analysis of all putting fundamentals.

Robert hunt

Drive for show, putt for dough

If you are serious about putting you will love this book. Great tips for great putting.

William Fisher

Great Book

BTH Ocala

Excellent instructional guide to putting

David Betti

Quality read based on experience and great technical knowledge.


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