Mental Mondays: Concentrate On Hitting The Middle of the Green
Among the forty one professional wins of Cary Middlecoff were two US Opens and a Masters. The good Doctor thus was in a position to offer a prescription for better golf when he said:
Concentrate on hitting the green. The cup will come to you.
It’s really good advice. For most amateurs, the best strategy is to get the ball onto the green as quickly as possible. Once there, you can get out the flat stick and go to work. The putting stroke is the easiest to master; with just a little practice, anyone can become a good putter.
To Middlecoff’s doctrine, add this corollary: Concentrate on hitting the middle of the green. Because pinpoint accuracy is not a hallmark of the mid- to high-handicapper, from the fairway it’s best to aim at the biggest target: the center of the green. From that point, missing by a few yards doesn’t put your ball in any further danger.
This tip is an excerpt from The Five Inch Course: Thinking Your Way To Better Golf. The complete book is available in Kindle format at Amazon.com.
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