To keep your mind quiet while you putt and to maintain a smooth and even tempo try this 4 count tip. Once you have set up to the ball, the last thing you should do is give a focused look of visualizing the ball going in the hole. Count to yourself 1. When your eyes come back to the ball count 2. Backstroke is 3 and forward swing is 4. All of these are done on the same cadence and rhythm. You won't be able to think over the ball or lose momentum . The four count keeps an even pace and smoothness to your stroke.