How to Stay Still Through Your Putting Stroke

How to Stay Still Through Your Putting Stroke

Admit it, you love watching the ball roll into the hole. Unfortunately, many golfers miss putts they should make because they’re anxious. If you take a peak before you’ve completed your stroke, there is a good chance you are going to roll the ball offline. When you turn prematurely to look, your weight shifts onto your back foot and your upper body opens. This causes the path of your putter stroke to move inside of your target line and then all you do is get to watch the ball miss the hole. 

Here is a drill I use with my students (photo above), it helps keep the body still until the ball is long gone. Next time you are on the practice green, set your back foot up on its toes placing the majority of your body weight onto your front foot. Now hit a putt. Even if you look up before your stroke is complete, your body won’t open up and alter your path of your putter stroke because you can't shift your weight onto your back foot. Now when you miss a putt, it’s the green's fault.