One of the most important elements of putting is to keep the shape of the triangle formed by your arms and hands on the club, constant throughout the stroke.
Doing so prevents the wrists collapsing or 'breaking down' through the putt, and ensures a steady, consistent stroke, rather than a flick at the ball with the hands.
One simple way to ensure you keep the triangle constant (assuming you are right-handed, and have a conventional grip) is to imagine that you are leading the stroke with the upper, or fleshy part, of your right hand. If you 'lead' with the bottom, or finger part of your grip, this can encourage you to flick at the ball.
Leading with the upper part of your hand ensures that you keep a constant triangle and do not let the smaller muscles of your fingers take over.
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