Your students need a tool to help them start breaking putts on line and that is why we created the Putting Scope with Michael Breed.
Take a look at Michael's video on addressing this issue
This drill helps with setup AND tells you if you’re rolling it on line :)
Set up the Putting Scope:
- Check your alignment to the target
- Swing the putter on the intended path
- Learn to roll the ball down the line - through the Scope legs
Put the Putting Alignment Mirror beneath the Rod:
- Check your eye position - on the line or slightly inside
- Check your putter face alignment with the red line on the mirror
It is easy to return the ball to the correct starting position, too.
You don’t even need a hole to do this drill at home or office :)
It is time to dominate the 6 footer!
See more on the Putting Scope - $39.95
When short putts start on the intended line they usually go in.
This drill focuses on the 3 most important influences:
- Putter face alignment at impact
- Stroke Path
And you don’t even need a hole :)
Use the Putting Laser + and the Putting Scope
Set up 12” - 18” behind the Scope leg.
Swing the putter so the laser line goes through the center of the leg.
Pay attention to the direction the line is pointing.
- If it points to the right of the hole, you’re “holding off” the putter.
Let it release to the inside of the line after impact.
- If it points to the left, you’re rotating the face.
Keep your hands “silent”. Your shoulder rotation will let the putter swing properly. No need to let your hands manipulate the putter.
(If you’re a lefty … well, you know what I mean)
Put a ball into the drill. I’m sure you will hit it through the Scope leg, but it might show you a change in your stroke. Remember … laser through the leg.
This is a great drill for the office or home. Whenever you walk by your putter and Scope take 10 seconds to make a few strokes. They will add up to a great new stroke habit.
2011 … year of dominating short putts!
Why do I call this the Ninja drill?
It takes courage to try this enough to succeed - there will be a lot of misses between 4 feet and 10 feet.
What will you learn?
If you try to steer the putter, you have no chance.
You must make a confident stroke that releases the putter to deliver the energy to the ball.
- Start 1 foot from Scope leg. Make 5 putts through both gates.
- Move back a foot and make 5 more.
- Repeat until you conquer “Ninja-hood”
- Call Chuck Norris and challenge him to a putting contest.
How do you make all your 4 footers?
Good alignment and an aggressive, confident stroke … simple!
So let’s practice those 2 elements.
Use the Putting Scope for alignment and a gate to roll putts through.
Use the Ball of Steel to create a solid stroke.
Combine them and what do you have?
Go get ‘em!