Watch as the great Ian Baker Finch explains a simple putting drill that can help you narrow your focus and increase your confidence. Let’s face it. Those of us who are not consistent with our short putting lack confidences. Ian’s drill does two things:

  1. As stated, it narrows your focus. Putting to a tee is a lot more difficult than putting to a cup. But, you will be surprised at how often you actually hit the tee! This alone is a major confidence booster for anyone struggling with the flat stick.
  2. Second, it corrects the most frequent mechanical mistake that most poor putters suffer from – looking up! By focusing on the penny, your body will stay centered allowing for more consistent strikes on the sweet spot!

If you did nothing but narrow your focus and stay centered, your putting would vastly improve and your confidence would soar!

Taking It To The Course

Obviously you cannot put a tee in the ground when you’re on the golf course. So how do you keep your focus while playing? With short to medium putts, pick a blade of grass on the opposite side of the cup. Take aim at it while imagining that there is a penny under your putter. Simple! You will be shocked at how much better you putt! Your attention is now on your target, not your less than impressive track record!

We hope you learned something today! Thanks for stopping by and, as always, PLAY WEL!!

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2 Responses to “Putting Tips-Ian Baker Finch On Short Putts”

  1. Anderson said:

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  2. James Hoelter said:

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