Best Young Teachers: Jorge Parada

A simple drill to set up square and make more putts.

Released on 4/8/2015

Transcript

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One of the critical parts of putting in my opinion is
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being able to aim your putter towards your desired target.
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But when we look at a putt and we look from behind the ball
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towards the hole, in line with our target,
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we can see that straight line,
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or if it has any break,
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where we want to aim the putter very easily.
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The problem becomes when we set up to a golf ball
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and we change our eye position from horizontal
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to perpendicular to the ground.
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This drill, this four-ball drill
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I have set up right here, is very simple.
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It sets up four golf balls in line towards the target.
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They're all straight and they're all separated
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by different distances, increasing as it gets to the hole.
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What I want you to do is
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I want you to set up in your proper position,
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look at the first ball,
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draw a line to the second one, third and then fourth.
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If you are in the proper position for your personal eye line
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you will see that all golf balls
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look to be in a straight line.
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If you are in the wrong position you will see either
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the second or the third golf ball move either inside
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or outside the target line at that time
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and you will be able to adjust.
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From this position once you draw your eyes
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go ahead and change, get a little bit further,
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get a little bit closer or even open
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or close yourself a little bit.
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You see some players that have their eyes closer
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to their ball, some are further away inside the target line.
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We wanna make sure you find your personal best.
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