With the "scoring zone" being 50 yards and in, this area is essentially the most important part of the game and it is worth spending a good portion of your practice time here.
Green reading is an integral part of any good pre-shot routine on the putting green and we can always get better at it. If you have had a putting lesson with me, I talk about how to develop a strong routine for better green reading and visualizing putts falling in a "hole" large or small. We can hugely increase our chances of holing a putt before the ball is struck and this is why this it is considered to be a part of the "mental game". It is a proven fact that if you visualize what you want to happen the program in your brain can be written to execute what you desire to happen.
Visualizing where water would run if you poured a bucket of water on the green and feeling the ground beneath your feet to better judge the slopes.
Remembering to rely on your inner child to let go of the fear to make the putt versus aiming at the clowns feet!
Try to practice always over-reading the break.
My best pearls for practicing putting, is practice only long ones, outside 20 feet and short ones inside three feet.
On 2011-11-23 17:17:10, Christie Quinn wrote this entry.