a great ‘Putting Eval Skill’ activity
A key component to making any successful ‘Putt’ is to accomplish our ‘Initial Ball Rolling Line’ (IBRL’) or ‘Start Line’. How to set-up your ‘Practice Station’?
Do this exercise on as flat and smooth of a surface as available. Located the cup. Pace back or measure 10 feet and stick a tee in the ground. (your 555 Team all carry a ‘Chalk Line’. Snap one on the grass!) The ‘Gate’ needs to be 12 inches closer to the hole or in front of the ball. To make ‘The Gate’, stick two tees in the ground 2.25 inches apart with the ‘Chalk Line’ in their middle. The golf ball is a nominal 1.5 inches in diameter. Thus, you have a .75” total margin of error at 12 inches … half on each side.