Many golfers get to wrapped up in mechanics and other swing thoughts early in the season – especially when it comes to putting. Even experienced golfers can develop a tendency to stare at the ball too long during address. Don’t forget, golf is a “ball to target” sport. Fixating on the ball and forgetting about the target causes you to become brain-locked and prevents you from hitting a great putt. A drill to help improve your target focus is to practice putting without looking at the ball. Pick out a spot in front of your ball on your target line, focus your eyes on that spot, and roll your ball over that spot. Or, take a flat ball marker and place it on your line and roll the putt with your eyes focused on the ball marker. Practicing this drill will get you thinking about the target line instead of the stroke mechanics!

The Preserve at Oak Meadows
Jamie Nieto, PGA
900 N. Wood Dale Rd.
Addison, IL 60101

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