07 Dec '17, 4pm

Study argues golfers should look at line instead of ball on breaking putts - Golf Digest

The theory that golfers should look at the hole instead of the ball during a putting stroke is not new: Dr. Bob Christina and Pinehurst's director of golf Eric Alpenfels wrote on the subject in their 2008 book Instinct Putting . However, the practice gained popularity with Jordan Spieth's rise to prominence, as the Texan frequently utilizes the method on short putts. Though some call Spieth's approach a quirk (Louis Oosthuizen has occasionally looked at the hole as well), a new study from Canada validates the technique. According to Sasho J. MacKenzie (St. Francis Xavier University) and Neil R. MacInnis (McGill), golfers achieve better results when looking at the line of a breaking putt rather than the ball. Twenty-eight golfers attempted putts of three different lengths using near-target (ball) and far-target (line) methods. Researchers discovered the FT method was associ...

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