Golf: Putting - Imagine a Wicket

Golf: Putting - Imagine a Wicket

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education

Beginning golfers often have trouble aiming their putts. Part of the problem is that they're aiming at what appears to be a two-dimensional spot on a flat surface.

Here's a tip that will help your students take better aim when putting. Tell them to visualize a croquet wicket in front of the hole, and to direct the ball through the wicket.

This bit of visualization will give them a three-dimensional target that is easier to aim at. The result should be more success on the putting green.

Reference: Ken Venturi, "Low handicapper - Short putts - Knock it through the wicket." Golf Yearbook, 1989.

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