The putter is fundamentally a matter of sensitivity. This sensitivity does not come from the direction, but from the distance. In fact the direction depends on the calculation skills which are more affected by emotions.
Feeling and enjoying the ball in the hole before hit it, experiencing and celebrating in the imagination makes it comes out in the best way.
Sensitivity is feeling and enjoying the movement and the hit on the ball like you are making love.
In order to develop more sensitivity, and therefore more effectiveness, taking your time with the putter is crucial. This means, not to hurry or doing it automatically.
Seizing the opportunities within the putter depends on your mental and sensitivity ability to relax and focus. If you don’t handle it you will have exposure to frustration.
The amount of time spent with the putter or the number of repetitions is not as relevant as the intensity to focus and relax.
A very short putt doesn’t demand sensitivity; so practice as a robot, repeating, again and again, does not develop sensitivity. It is better to start practicing the long putts that force the sensibility and then the shorts putts with the incorporated sensitivity.
Even when it is recommended to go over the hole, because the short balls do not enter, mentally, shows more sensitivity to be short than going over.
Sensitivity is feeling and enjoying the movement and the hit on the ball like you are touching the softest velvet or smelling the most exquisite perfume.
The force that is given to the putter is not mechanical, it is kinesthetic. It is an experiential force, felt from the gut. Balancing should not be mechanical, it should be felt.
The hit must be felt and experienced throughout its journey. Especially during the last five inches,
You have to look at the ball until you get in touch with it. Then you should feel as if you were one with your body, the club, the green, the ball and the hole. Only after that feeling, you should hit. The hole has to ask for the ball; and you have to feel that the hole absorbs the ball.
The impact has to be so soft, accompanying the ball as if you were touching the head of a newborn baby.
The putter is played in the mind, the ball is seen inside the hole, and you enjoy that experience before hitting it. The mind makes a ditch where the ball is going to go.
The speed of the swing increases until the club hits the ball, when it stars to reduce in observable harmony. The subsequent movement after hitting the ball shows the shooting’s feelings. Rory Mcllory is a good example of this. Otherwise, when the speed remains constant through the entire shoot, a mechanical sensation is given instead. This kind of hits is commonly seen in mechanical and controlled players. This kind of shoots is commonly seen in players like Emiliano Grillo.
Players may have different behaviors towards a short- distance putter according to their confidence. They will shoot harder; the less confident they feel, in order to compensate their feeling. But if they feel over-confident, they may hit too softly. Anyway, hitting hard is always better because holing out is more likely when doing so.
Own putter style combines what work for you, your sensibility and enjoyment and putter best practices. The putter shows the player identity, their sensitivity to own self-game; many players leased others putter styles.
Getting frustrated and angry if the ball does not enter, is a sign that was not imagined; because if it was believed, you smile and do not cry.
In the approach, the hit start with the club until the ball itches, since it itches until the hole, arrives with the mind.