EOGA tip of the week

How to make more putts from short distances
With Alec Ahrens (EOGA Westlake)

Here are a few ways to improve your putts from short distances:

1) Focus

Make sure to take notice of what you’re focusing on while you wait to putt. While standing and waiting, try and think about something else other than your putt. If you think about your putt, it will make you nervous and tight and will cause a jabby stroke.

2) Routine

While you hover over the ball, have a routine:

• Place the putter behind the ball aligned at the line of the ball.
• Look at the hole and imagine the line of the putt and where
the ball will enter the hole.
• Look back at the ball.
• Look at the hole again, imagine the line of the putt and where
the ball will enter the hole.
• As you bring your eyes back to the ball, start your stroke.

This sequence will ensure your conscious mind is occupied fully on something else before pulling the trigger with little tension.

3) Consistency

Try and keep your process consistent. A pre-shot routine is very important and keeping it consistent is all the more important. Your pre-shot routine is the trigger to remind you of what to focus on in your routine.

Try these few steps and let us know how we can help some more. Contact your closest EOGA coach today!

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