Where Should My Body Aim During The Set Up For More Accurate Golf Putts (Video)
Where Should My Body Aim During The Set Up For More Accurate Golf Putts (Video)

Where should your body aim when you’re setting up to hit your putts? Now it’s quite important obviously the bit that’s hitting the ball is aiming in the right direction so the club needs to be aiming in the right direction. But also the body needs to be aiming in the right direction because the body is controlling the line of the stroke and ultimately therefore the club face. So when I’m setting up here, I’ve got my orange cane on the ground pointing in the direction of the camera, it’s not aiming at the hole here I’m aiming back at the camera lens there. So that’s the direction that everything should be pointing in. So it’s important my body follows that.

When we talk about the body we need to talk about the feet, the knees, the hips and the shoulders. So what I’ve done here is I’ve picked up a spare cane, and I’m going to lay this cane on the floor as my target line, and then I’m going to take my set up and get myself in a good solid position feeling like everything is nicely square to the target. Then I’m going to take this cane, I’m going to measure different positions so firstly I’m going to put my cane down on the floor, step back, I’m going to check that my feet are on the right target lines, my feet were parallel to the original line. And I’m just going to pop that back there, set myself up again, get everything square, and take the cane again, check my knees, check my hips and then also check my shoulders so here the club goes up over the top of my biceps, on my shoulders and I can check that I’m pointing everything into the right direction and everything’s parallel with this target line here. Now it’s quite important here that we talk about being parallel. We don’t talk about aiming at the same point, because if I’m taking a putt and this is my ball position, you notice my feet are about maybe 18 inches 2 foot away from the ball, so it wouldn’t be good if my feet were pointing at the same direction, because if I had a sure putt, let’s say just to this end of the cane, I wouldn’t want my feet to point to the same direction. That would be a massive twist in my body. So we never talk about pointing the body not necessarily at the whole or at the target line, we talk about aiming the body parallel left, so whatever the distance is between the golf ball and the feet, then that’s how far left I should be aiming. So up to the camera, my body is effectively aiming about 18 inches 2 foot left of the camera. So its parallel left imagine two train lines. Two train lines running off into the distance, they never deviate but also they never merge. They stay parallel to each other. So when you’re putting its really important your body is parallel to the target line feet, knees, hips and shoulders. You check that out then when you make your putting stroke everything will be much more inclined to stay on a nice straight line, and ultimately will produce more accurate putts.
2014-10-10

Where should your body aim when you’re setting up to hit your putts? Now it’s quite important obviously the bit that’s hitting the ball is aiming in the right direction so the club needs to be aiming in the right direction. But also the body needs to be aiming in the right direction because the body is controlling the line of the stroke and ultimately therefore the club face. So when I’m setting up here, I’ve got my orange cane on the ground pointing in the direction of the camera, it’s not aiming at the hole here I’m aiming back at the camera lens there. So that’s the direction that everything should be pointing in. So it’s important my body follows that.

When we talk about the body we need to talk about the feet, the knees, the hips and the shoulders. So what I’ve done here is I’ve picked up a spare cane, and I’m going to lay this cane on the floor as my target line, and then I’m going to take my set up and get myself in a good solid position feeling like everything is nicely square to the target. Then I’m going to take this cane, I’m going to measure different positions so firstly I’m going to put my cane down on the floor, step back, I’m going to check that my feet are on the right target lines, my feet were parallel to the original line.

And I’m just going to pop that back there, set myself up again, get everything square, and take the cane again, check my knees, check my hips and then also check my shoulders so here the club goes up over the top of my biceps, on my shoulders and I can check that I’m pointing everything into the right direction and everything’s parallel with this target line here. Now it’s quite important here that we talk about being parallel. We don’t talk about aiming at the same point, because if I’m taking a putt and this is my ball position, you notice my feet are about maybe 18 inches 2 foot away from the ball, so it wouldn’t be good if my feet were pointing at the same direction, because if I had a sure putt, let’s say just to this end of the cane, I wouldn’t want my feet to point to the same direction. That would be a massive twist in my body.

So we never talk about pointing the body not necessarily at the whole or at the target line, we talk about aiming the body parallel left, so whatever the distance is between the golf ball and the feet, then that’s how far left I should be aiming. So up to the camera, my body is effectively aiming about 18 inches 2 foot left of the camera. So its parallel left imagine two train lines. Two train lines running off into the distance, they never deviate but also they never merge. They stay parallel to each other. So when you’re putting its really important your body is parallel to the target line feet, knees, hips and shoulders. You check that out then when you make your putting stroke everything will be much more inclined to stay on a nice straight line, and ultimately will produce more accurate putts.