Putting: Seeing the Line

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Putting: Seeing the Line
Category: Reading Greens
Sub-Category: Putting, Alignment, Swing Drills

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Video Golf Tip | Putting: Seeing the Line

I am sure that everyone has experience setting up to a putt and seeing the line in your mind’s eye and knowing you were going to make it. Also we have all experienced setting up to a putt and having no idea what the line is. Here is a drill that is going to help you see the line of a putt more often and help you hit more positive putts. What I have done here is suspended a string on two skewers about four inches above the ball. It is about a six-foot putt and slightly right-to-left so my aiming point is just to the right of the middle of the hole. Remember, all putts are straight putts, we just want to start the ball down the intended line and let the slope turn the ball to the hole. What I want to do with this drill is set up to the putt and then look up and down the line at least twice with my eyes so I am burning the impression of the line to the target in my mind’s eye. So here we go, I am going to set up to the putt and then look up and down the line twice. I now have the image and I am going to stroke the ball down that line and into the hole. Follow this practice drill and you will see the line and seeing the line will give you confidence to make more putts.

About the Instructor
Steven  Bann
Steven  Bann
385 Centre Dandenong Road
Heatherton
Victoria Australia 3202
Tel: 61 3 9558 3688

Steven Bann is director of the Pure Golf Academy in Australia and instructor to PGA Tour Pros Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, and K.J. Choi.


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