The putting philosophy centers around the “Eye, Mind, Body Approach,” that’s been used to train a wide variety of golfers. Once it’s mastered, you will be aiming more consistently and seeing the target line more accurately. This will lead to a more efficient putting stroke and better speed control.
A common problem with golfers is the ability to correctly perceive the distance from the ball to the target. A majority of golfers misperceive the distance as shorter than actual. The result; shots are consistently short of the target, putts don’t get to the hole especially uphill putts. “What the eyes see, the brain perceives and then directs the body to act accordingly.”
No matter how much one practices a technique, if the visual system is faulty then the motor system has a conflict. Without confronting these visual situations, the golfer is inconsistent, at best.
I am going to test and train your eyes on a variety of Key components;
- Distance Control
- Target Localization
- Visual Endurance( staying in the moment)
- Visual Discrimination( seeing subtle clues on the green)
- Eye Control
- Peripheral Vision
- Eye Hand Coordination
As you continue your visual training, we will add four other skills. Blending all of the skills is how you practice your putting. Training on these skills will give you a plan and a way to see your improvement.
The 5 putting skills
1. Green Reading – Picking a target to aim at
2. Aiming and Alignment
3. Touch – Rolling the ball to stop at a specific distance
4. Mechanics – How the different parts of the body function
5. Visual Concepts – Using your eyes to link the eyes, mind, & body
SAM PuttLab, Blast Motion, High Speed Video Cameras, Putting Drills, and Practical work on a green are used to enhance skill development that will help you make more putts and go low.
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