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So Ive finally got a good putting stroke that works for me - its comfortable, repeatable, and is very good inside the circle.

Theres one issue though - my back starts bothering me after 10 minutes or so of putting.

Is this a common issue? Or am I just nuts?

Im 21 years old and dont have any back problems with anything except my putting stroke. Would love to hear some insight.
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:48 PM
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I have the same exact issue. My putting sessions last about 10 minutes.

But I'm 63.

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Old 11-20-2020, 02:29 PM
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I have the same exact issue. My putting sessions last about 10 minutes.

But I'm 63.
Lol.....I was actually gonna type the same idea.....my back starts hurting after about 10 minutes of putting too.....I'm old and fat.

Practice is just pitch count at this age.

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Old 11-20-2020, 02:33 PM
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Lol.....I was actually gonna type the same idea.....my back starts hurting after about 10 minutes of putting too.....I'm old and fat.

Practice is just pitch count at this age.
I think we're scaring the youngster.

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So Ive finally got a good putting stroke that works for me - its comfortable, repeatable, and is very good inside the circle.

Theres one issue though - my back starts bothering me after 10 minutes or so of putting.

Is this a common issue? Or am I just nuts?

Im 21 years old and dont have any back problems with anything except my putting stroke. Would love to hear some insight.
Back pain is a common issue in general, but this particular situation sounds like something is wrong. Did you make a big jump in practice volume? How many putts within that 10 minute period? How long have you been experiencing this issue?

I'm much older than you and have had previous back injuries, and I can practice putting for at least 30 minutes without any issues, so what you are describing sounds fixable to me.
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Old 11-20-2020, 02:39 PM
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I'm 54 and have a lot of back pain issues, but putting doesn't bother my back at all. Where is the pain specifically?
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I’ll post a video this afternoon real quick. It isn’t sharp pain, it’s more of a dull throb in my lower back. It feels like I’m overusing my spinal erectors, like they’re getting fatigued quickly from my putting stroke. I only have a handful of putters so it’s normally ~3 putts, walk to the basket, repeat, and I take my putts relatively slow and methodical - and I don’t lean down or do any other excessive motion. Really the only intentional motion is gently rocking to my front leg and then shoulder down.
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can be lots of sources of back pain.

Common cures:

Strengthen core
Flexibility, hip flexors, Iliotibial band syndrome among other areas
Use a foam roller on your back

These are all ideas and things you should follow up on with proper guidance/form if you choose to do any of them. I'm not a doctor, didn't stay at a Holiday Inn, HAVE spent many hours in physical therapy for various issues (back, knees, shoulders).

Point is, never take medical advice from someone on a forum--but, I'm confident these things are common problems for many.

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I used to have the same issue, but don't anymore. Not sure what changed, maybe getting more up on front leg.
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For my back I have to remind myself to keep finishing extending if doing a lot of practice putts. Backing up and throwing a different style now and then helps if I feel I am getting tight literally and figuratively.
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