Month: May 2019
As a result of my deteriorating knee problems, I am unable to practice the full swing much so I decided to devote my practice time to the short game.
Putting has always been a fascination, so I set about paying attention to what I was doing when I putted. I found quite readily that my biggest problem is not seeing the line correctly.
Most of my putts miss left. It is the result of the way I set up to putt and the level and angle of my eyes in the ball/hole continuum.
So I invested in 2 Scotty Cameron putters. Same problem. My setup is faulty, or flawed in the eye/ball/ hole relationship.
After hours of careful deliberation, new putting insights on a personal nature, and countless trials and errors I discovered the ideal length/lie putter that putts my eyes and head in the correct position to see a good line from the ball to the hole.
I lengthened a Scotty Cameron putter to fit my new set up, put a thick Flatso 13 3/4 inch length grip on it, and ran the longer shaft through my left palm and up my left forearm like Matt Kuchar.
The results were not surprising in that putts started going in the hole. Once I started seeing the line to the hole (and stopped guessing) my putts started to drop. All this time I though I had a bad stroke when the real problem was I could not make the eye/ball/hole connection correctly.
Making adjustments (in this case length and grip only) to my brand new Scotty Cameron putters was easy. I saved the original grip and went to town. These putters are made to hit good putts.
When you are constantly guessing as to the direction of your putts it is hard to make them go into the hole. More to the point if you cannot see the hole in relation to your ball, that is a real problem.
Do anything you have to do to get your eye/ball/hole continuum in tune. I guarantee you putts will start to drop. Once you figure it out, the results will be astounding.
Still using the same right hand position on the putter (under the square bottom of the SuperStroke grip). The only change I made was using the reverse over lap grip as normal.
I hole these putting insights help you along the way to more holed putts and lower scores. Remember the 3-8 foot putts are the ones that will make you or break you!