During the winter season, I practice on a synthetic green in my home.
During the summer, I feel I can’t align myself properly.
Maybe its because of the corridor effect of an indoor practice green?
What do you think of indoor practice ?
Thank you for the question which I believe is appropriate for many of our Frankly Friends who are now snowed in or at least not in a position to practice on a real green.
I do think that putting in a small symmetrical room with all the lines parallel is going to affect your ability to aim when these do not surround you on the green. If you have space, try putting diagonally across the green, rather than just straight up and down.
To improve your alignment on the green, you also should consider a Frankly Frog with alignment guidance system on the shaft (center graphite shaft option).
For winter putting practice the two things that should become automatic are the ball position – under the eyes and just ahead of center between your feet; and second good rhythm. You can perfect these two things in your basement and if you have a cup to which you can putt, then do this but don’t watch the ball: listen for it to go into the cup.
You may want to develop some games or have a little competition with some friends before watching a football (or hockey) game. But whatever you do, make sure the fundamentals become automatic so you don’t have to think about them next spring and you can focus on green reading.
When you next visit Orlando please come and visit the Frankly Putting PAD (Performance, Analysis, Development) where we are continually helping students putt better.
Jean, you also need to remain flexible during the winter so work on your putting technique and flexibility.