Putting Stroke Instruction

Putting Stroke Instruction

Here is a putting stroke instruction that guys out on tour use to practice their putting stroke with their eyes closed in order to try and develop the feel in their putting stroke. Even on rare occasions some guys on Tour will close their eyes while putting during a tournament.

Can using this technique help you in your putting? You’ll have to try it to find out. It’s one of those things that doesn’t work for every golfer, buy why not give it a try to see if it helps.

Here’s a drill to try on the putting green or putting mat to see it this technique works for you:

Step 1: When you’re on the practice green drop 3 balls 10 feet from the cup, 3 more out at 20 feet, 3 more at 30 feet, 40 feet, and 50 feet.

Step 2: From to 10 foot mark you’ll want to putt the first ball as you normally do with your eyes open.

Step 3: Line up the second putt using your normal pre-putting routine with your eyes still open, then close your eyes just before you make your putting stroke.

Pay attention to the the feel of the putter head when you make your stroke using this putting stroke instruction and try to make the stroke you made with your eyes open to roll the ball the same distance.

Step 4: With the 3rd ball from 10 feet do the same as you did in step 3 closing your eye just before you make your stroke and try to copy the same stroke as you did with your eye open to roll the ball the same distance.

Now just repeat this routine with the balls at eh 30, 40, and 50 foot distances.

Using this drill will help you get a better feel for how far you need to make your stroke out on the greens with out having too much going on in your mind. Find other putting tips at Golf.com.

Who knows, you might even use this technique out on the course with some positive results!


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