Today, Larry Bischmann, Bloodline Co-Founder, takes us through a simple drill to work on the calibration of your eyes using your Bloodline putter.
To get started, you need to place a golf ball on the green and set up 4 tees in a circle about 3 feet away from the ball.
The ball in the middle is your target. Pick one of the tees and place a ball down next to the tee, stand in the address position and line up your putter so the face is aimed at the target ball.
When you think you’re lined up, let go of the putter, walk behind it, and check your alignment.
Don’t hit the ball. All you’re doing is checking your address position is versus the actual position from behind.
Make a mental note of whether you’re a little right or left of your target or if you’re properly lined up. You’ll notice that what looks square to you, may not be actually square to the target.
Now move to the next tee in the circle. Do the same thing. Line up the ball, release the putter and check your alignment from behind and make note of where the ball is lined up.
Continue around the circle, doing the same exercise from each of the remaining tees.
The reason you do this drill from different locations on the green is because you have a variety of factors that contribute to what your alignment looks like from the address position. The undulation of the green, your eye dominance, and your head position are all different for every putt, but you do have tendencies that are the same, such as aiming a little to the left or right.
If you continue to practice this from different locations on the green and different distances, you’ll continue to recognize your tendencies and the way you set up and aim your putt will start to get closer to the actual line to your target.
This is why we call it calibration.
Start out with the tees about 3 feet away from the target ball and go around the circle at least 3 times.
Move the tees about 5 feet from the target ball and go around the circle at least 3 times. Continue moving the tees 2 feet further out and each time, go around the circle at least 3 times.
Using a Bloodline putter allows you to make sure you’re aligned with your target when you start the putt and helps you calibrate your eyes to your target.
Let us know if you try this drill.