Why You Need This: In this video, you'll learn a great tip to improve your putting.
This is my #1 tip for making more putts and it involves visualization.
So, have you ever felt like you can't buy a putt?
Don't worry, it happens to all of us at some point.
When it happens to me, I catch myself not visualizing the putt correctly.
My mind is somewhere else (typically thinking about the last putt I choked on).
And after awhile, it's tempting to just give up and not expect to make 8 footers.
Losing your confidence is the LAST thing you want on the course...
But I have some good news for you...
You can easily fix this issue.
The visualization tip in this video will help you get back on track fast so you can make more putts.
Watch this video now to improve your putting today!
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Instructors Featured: Clay Ballard
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Hey guys, I’ve got a great video for you today on visualizing your putts. This is something I see a lot of people struggle with, and I always struggle with the same thing myself.
Whenever I’m putting really, really bad, I feel like I just can’t make anything, I’m not being able to visualize my putts very well. I’m not being able to see the roll of the putt and to see the ball going in the hole. I just can’t make myself visualize it.
I’ve got a great key for you, to help you practice this before the round to really get that visualization sharp before you ever got out there, that way you make a lot more birdie putts.
First off, when I’m reading my putt, let’s talk about before we even get over top of the ball. I’m going to go back 20 or 30 feet behind the ball. I’m going to look down the line, I’m going to get as low to the ground as possible.
That way I’m looking down the line and the farther I get back behind that, so even behind where the camera is now, the easier it’s going to be for me to get a good view of how this putt’s going to break.
Now today I’ve set up a pretty straight putt, not going to be a lot break at all in it. I’ve realized that once I’ve read it from back there, I’ve got a good feel of how it’s going to be.
Then when I’m over top of the ball, I want to visualize as I’m doing my practice strokes even though I’m swinging to the side of the ball, I want to visualize every time I make a stroke, I’m visualizing that ball roll, roll the entire distance and I’m visualizing it go into the cup.
I want to hear the sound, I want to feel how that felt on my putter head as I make contact with it. Get a really good, clean picture in my head.
You hear Tiger all the time talk about this putting to the picture, roll it to the picture. Him and his dad worked on that, and that’s one of the reasons he’s such a good putter.
Once I’ve done that, I’ve looked at it from back there, I’ve looked at it over top of the ball as I’m making my practice strokes. A good example of when I wouldn’t be doing this, I see some putters they come up, and they just kind of go like this.
They’re doing back and forth, that’s not really a real putting stroke. I’ve never done a putting stroke where I went like that, and then just went up and hit the ball. It just doesn’t give you the same feeling, the same visualization.
I want to make it like a real putting stroke, and again, I’m visualizing that ball go in, holding my finish as I’m doing that.
Now as I get over top of the ball, I’m just recreating that same movie, that same picture in my head. The key I want you to work on today, which is going to take it to the next level, is you’ve done your practice strokes, you’ve set up to the ball.
You see the ball roll, and now I want you to close your eyes. I want you to hit a putt, and I want you to visualize did that go in? What is it right or was it left as it’s still rolling?
For example, I’m going to try to do one incorrectly here to see if I can build my visualization. I made my practice stroke. I’ve stepped up to this ball. I’m closing my eyes now so I can’t see the ball at all, and I’m going to hit one, so that’s to the left.
I’m sensing I missed that to the left, I could feel the putter face closing. So I’m actually calling it out if there’s no one around you, you can call it out out loud. If there’s somebody around you, you may not want to look like a crazy person and just say it in your head.
But I’m going to do the same thing here, setting up and visualizing, and I’m going to putt one. That was to the right.
So now I can build that visualization in my mind, I’m seeing that when I roll the ball correctly, I’m going to say OK, that was a good one. Then I want to look up and see if the ball actually went in.
That’s going to help you to make your mind’s eye, your mind’s visualization of what’s happening, to be more in tune with reality.
So work on that drill. See if you can accurately call the ones that are short, that went in, that are left, that are right.
See if you can get five that you call correctly as you’re putting this, and then see if you can go ahead and make five with your eyes closed. You guys are going to be well on your way to making a lot more birdies.