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Putting drills with a putting mat

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Hi guys, I just bought the eyeline perfect putt mat, I should get it in a day or two. It's a flat 9 foot mat, it has a cool feature where you can see your put line and you can change the grain to put down, or up grain. What are good drills to do with it besides just making a bunch of putts in a row? I know sometimes with these mats when you put and put and put you just start kind of mindlessly going through the motions and using things on the mat to line yourself up which doesn't help... Any advice would be great
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I don't think there's much you can do as far as drills go.  I would do something like this:

Sink 50 3 footers, 40 6 footers, then 30 9 footers.  On another day do the same but with 4 and 7 footers.  Another day hit sink 50 putts from random distances.  Add some video every now and then to check your set up and stroke.

Repetitive 3 footers sounds mindless, but I think it will help you to ingrain your stroke and give you confidence on the course.

Also, looking at the product, I really like that it doesn't have a ramp.  Most putting mats do, and that turns me off because I think it encourages you to run the ball too far past the hole.

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I have a longer BirdieBall mat and for me the most important thing is to make sure I am going through my entire routine. One thing that helped is I put it close to a window in my basement and I can see my reflection in it. I'd rather have a mirror but it works well enough. I check my posture and and then work on setting up for a consistent stroke. I don't always try to make putts. Sometimes I work on distance control by trying to leave putts a foot short or past. But I have 18' to work with so a little easier to get creative. Another fun tip is if you have an unfinished basement or use it in the garage chances are the surface isn't level. Depending on where I move it I get different breaks.

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Also, looking at the product, I really like that it doesn't have a ramp.  Most putting mats do, and that turns me off because I think it encourages you to run the ball too far past the hole.

Yes I got this one specifically because it does not have a ramp, I feel like the ramp gives it more of an unrealistic feel. This means it doesn't have an automatic ball return but I don't really care much about that.

And thanks for the advice guys I can wait to try it out

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