A Simple Tool to Improve Your Putting Accuracy

A Simple Tool to Improve Your Putting Accuracy

Putting sometimes is a mystery, and one of the reasons is because of perception. Our perception which is sometimes inaccurate. One of the reasons is we might not see, we might be cockeyed right or cockeyed left.

How to Use a Putting Accuracy Tool 

We put the putter down thinking it is aimed at the hole and it is aimed at the left, or put it down and it is aimed way to the right. We don't realize that unless we have some kind of a tool to help us to see. This is one of those tools. I am going to put the putter blade down here and I can see right away whether the face is open, closed or square, and I know it is going to be aiming towards the hole if it is square.

I also have some little beads on the string here to help me with my backswing and my through-swing, so many times people take it back and they slow down or stop, but with this you know to go through to the second bead. When I make the stroke it will look something like this. I can get it square, because I can see the line. I have my eyes over the line. I take it back to the first bead behind the ball and I stroke it through.

How to Tell When Your Clubface is Square

You can see that having a line right here makes it much easier to see whether you face is square and that you swing the blade on line. This is a great little tool from Golf Around The World because it is also a stretchy string, it has those little beads on it and you don't make lines in the green. You know the superintendent doesn't like people to put those lines on the grass because they are not good for the grass.

Let's get back here again and show you from down the line how it looks. I am getting my eye line over the ball. Putting the ball right under the string, there we are, in the center. Then back to the bead in the back and through to the bead in the front. It will look something like this.

Category: Putting
Sub-Category: Backswing, Alignment, Reading Greens
About the Instructor
Gary Wiren
Gary Wiren
Trump International Golf Club
3505 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL. 33406
Tel: 800-FOR-GARY
Tel: 800-367-4267

Dr. Gary Wiren was the PGA Teacher of the Year in 1987 and is also author of the PGA Teaching Manual. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #12 instructor in the world.


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