We golfers in the northern climes are housebound due to the crazy weather. We have to find a way to keep our game sharp and focused. Of course, without taking full swings, it becomes more difficult every day.
Over the years, I have tried different things to work on my game, but with little success. It seems I cannot simulate anything of significance in my basement. This year, I am going to try something different by focusing on the more refined aspects of my game; specifically, putting.
In the past, I spent some time putting in my basement, but not with any real focus. I have used cups, blocks of wood, or other articles as aim points, however I found it very challenging to stay focused after about 30 or 40 putts.
So this year, I am going to try to develop some drills that will improve my putting skills and mental focus with an intent for success. My experiment will not be the end all to beat all, but it will help pass the time. As I develop these drills, I will describe them and solicit your thoughts and comments.
I am hoping to describe 5 drills (average of one a month) between now and 30 April. I think this approach is realistic and achievable. Additionally, if you have any putting drills for me to try in my basement, please pass them along.
I am always looking to try new things and see if it will help my game. I think it is important to keep expanding my knowledge of my favorite game/sport and share it with other like-minded golfers. Having said that, if you have a favorite putting drill that you would like to pass on, I am all ears!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!