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|Improved hand-eye coordination can have you putting like the pros. (Chris Odom/Eclipse Sports)|
This is a hand-eye coordination exercise, and it is fun and naturally builds good habits and feel. Those are great combinations.
Take five golf balls each. Drop them on the carpet about six feet from a chair leg or some target. You can use a sixth ball. Now with one hand, using a putter or even a short iron, stroke a ball by pushing it along the tarqet-line to the target ball or leg.
Make a contest of this if you want. Make sure you just touch the target ball.
Alternate hands with the same exercise.
This will give you excellent hand-eye control and develop more feel. It makes us work the ball to the pin. You will find that your index finger on the right hand (for right handers) will take a more active part in this finesse touch.
Hope it helps and is fun.
August 18, 2003
Karl Fischer has spent some 35-plus plus years teaching golf nationally and internationally earning the title of "IGAD-Doctorate," "CIMTP-Certified International Master Teaching Professional," "CMCB-Certified Master Club-Builder" and "CGC-Certified Golf Clinician." He has written six golf books, thousands of editorials, tips, "Bullet-Proof Drills" and much more. He can be reached at KF@555golf.com or by phone at (817) 673-8888.
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