Putting is a level playing ground…. who drove the furthest off the tee? Who had the shortest approach shot?… When you are on the green none of that matters.
I have neglected my putting, i can hit balls all day long, i can even chip and pitch for hours on end but putting has never been something I’ve loved to practice. Somehow I still manage to convince myself i should be rolling in every putt i take a look at!
I decided to really step up my putting game and had a dig on how best to do that with the limited time i can keep my concentration up, it turns out that this is a common issue and continuing to practice after all interest has been lost can actually be harming your stroke!
Little and often meaningful practice is what i found to be the ideal strategy for me, short sessions every day where i really focus on training my putting stroke. My approach was super simple:
- Hit 10-20 putts per session (always done indoors on carpet)
- Use putting mirror and ProV1 (ball i use on the course)
- Focus on fundamentals using mirror – ball position, eye position, stroke etc.
- Do this every single day
I have found this a real stress free way to get in some solid putting practice this past week and because its every day i am accumulating way more solid and focused practice strokes per week than a half hearted effort on the putting!
I am aiming to stick at it for another week and then post my results and feedback so stay tuned for that!
The putting mirror i use is the EyeLine golf compact mirror, i find it to be the perfect size and it has alignment and stroke aiding lines as well as the namesake eye line! You can get the exact one i use here or similar ones here.
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Now go practice with the short stick!