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More often than not, a hot spell of putting is all about feel, being comfortable over the ball and seeing a pure line into the hole. Knowing you have confidence in your stroke, when you feel good, you will start the ball on your chosen line.

There are a couple of drills I like to focus on when I’m on the practice green. As a means of getting my ‘trigger’, having taken one final look at the line to the hole, I use the turning of my head back to ball as the cue to flow into the backswing (as per the sequence below). I use that rotation of the head as my motion trigger. This doesn't work for everyone. But it’s a trigger to try.

Flow into the backswing

Use the rotation of your head back to the ball (tracing the line) as a motion trigger, so that you flow into the backswing - that can be a useful cue for a more instinctive stroke

Putting with the right hand only is one of my favourite exercises. You'll see me on the course with a yardage book in my left hand, feeling the pace of the putt with the right. This gives you a nice sensation of the putter-head working back and forth and terrific feel for the release of the right hand. In fact I'd love to play a tournament putting one-handed – it’s that good.

One handed drill

Stroke putts with just the right hand to improve the release of the hand and the flow of your stroke

As I mentioned earlier, the key is that you feel comfortable over the ball – the better you see the line to the hole, the more often you will hit the putt down that corridor.

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