Golf Tips

Conscious vs Subconscious Putting

Working on your putt stroke mechanics can make you perform worse unless you improve your ability to read the green. Your subconscious will make you produce a different putt stroke on a breaking putt than your conscious which is why most amateur golfers putt to the low side. Amateurs work tirelessly to improve their putt stroke mechanics, but do so at the expense of accuracy. Although learning to putt at a more accurate line may improve your putt stroke it doesn’t necessarily lead to improving your results because it reduces your subconscious. Instead, practice standing behind the ball and rehearse rolling an imaginary ball to the hole. This will engage your subconscious for overall improved distance and direction.