Originally Posted by philfree
LOL NO. See Gary Player and the "Pop Stroke".
I researched this and found that he did this only within 10 feet. That he did not do a follow through which seems a bit bizarre but he is a 9x major champion so can't argue against him. I guess we each have our methods, but hitting down on the putter just seems like a bad idea. You are going to pinch the ball into the ground and who knows what is going to happen after.
No pros that I know of do the pop putting currently, so that might give you an idea of where that methodology has gone. Maybe it is effective, but only for Gary Player.