Confidence while putting
How much of a putting stroke would you put down to being confident standing over the ball? I seem to be having a bad run with the putter and feel my confidence is slipping over those tricky putts that we all enjoy.
In my opinion, putting woes are either mechanical, visual, or mental. Before your next round place 4 balls 3 feet from the hole at 12 o'clock, 3,6, and 9 o'clock. Go through your pre sot routine prior to making each stroke and make all 4 consecutively. When you miss, you start all over again. After you make 4 from 3 feet, make 4 from 5 feet consecutively, and then the same from 7 feet. Your eyes and ears need to get used to seeing and hearing the ball go in the hole to have a positive image. This will give you some confidence before you play, and don't forget to hit a few 20 footers to get a good feel for speed and distance. Phil Mickelson does something similar in his practice, only he uses more balls. Give this a try and maybe you'll putt like he does.