I would like to share a bit of golf putting instruction that helped improve my game. I learned this morsel of putting information while watching Tiger Woods on television a few years back. The best thing about this putting technique is that you can immediately see results by just following Tiger Wood’s example.
As that great baseball philosopher Yogi Berra once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching.” Anyway, here is what I observed. After Tiger went through his putting ritual, he made his practice putting strokes behind the ball while facing the cup.
Since he was facing the cup, Tiger was getting a much better view of the break of his putt. Instead of addressing his putt and turning his head down the putting line, was seeing the line by better using his bicameral vision.
Also when he was making his practice putt behind the ball, he was getting a feel for the distance of the putt. I feel like the extra couple of feet that he was standing behind the ball made him a bolder putter. Of course, the cameras follow Tiger all around the golf course and I was able to really study his technique.
Sitting there in my easy chair on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was getting some golf putting instruction from the best player in the world. I could not wait to get to the golf course after studying Tiger Wood’s putting method. I had to see if this method would work for me.
Well, the results could not have been more clear or more immediate. I was able to see the line more clearly and felt more confident as I walked around to address the putt. This method has definitely helped my putting.
I feel like it would be helpful to other avid recreational golfers. I am not sure if Tiger still uses this method before he putts. If he still does, you can watch him the next time he is on television and benefit from this very helpful golf putting instruction.
Let the best player in the world help improve your putting technique like he helped improve mine.