I’m really looking forward to sharing this
little putting tip with you today, because, over the years, it’s helped
my short putting so so much. So when it comes to these 4,5,6 foot putts, you feel the pressure as a teacher. I know that I am not alone. Every golfer, well most golfers, do not like these short putts and it just doesn’t look good when these things don’t go in. Furthermore, it hurts our score. So, this little
mental tip, this visual tip, has helped me to hole so many more putts than I would have holed. I
do the following. I concentrate beforehand as well as I can on the speed.
That’s why I do my practice swings first while looking at the hole. This is not the tip by the way. Then I align my putter as well as I can to the starting point. In this case it will be slightly left
of center, but not the left edge. And now comes the tip: OK, after I’ve aligned
myself properly, I see the point, I see the hole. And now, when I look at the ball, I
don’t only see the point on the hole, I see a massive circle around the hole.
And I can now see a big hole of blue water. All I am going to do now is put into this massive
blue hole. Which means I can’t miss! One has to be careful though – after one’s aligned oneself
correctly, that one doesn’t move the putter. OK, that’s perfect. I see the point. Now I see
this massive blue hole of water. Why water? I do not know. It just relieves me now. I don’t have
any pressure anymore. And I just putt this ball into the water and big surprise, the ball has gone
into the hole.
It might sound a bit silly to you, but it works, so give it a try.