Bloody hell it works!
I am a terrible putter (shot 92 the other day with 42 putts) and they were true putts not counting using the putter 6 inches of the green as a putt.
4 putted 3 times!
I read about this 'looking at the hole' technique and it just seemed to make so much sense.
Tried it at the range today on the practice green.
Hit the first few putts 4-6 feet past the hole from 20+ feet (always, always leave my putts way short).
Then really concentrated on 'how hard do I need to throw/roll this ball to that hole over there'.
AND... wow putt after putt rolled up to and occasionally into the hole. Three putted once in a hundred plus attempts, brushed the turf 3 times before the ball early on.
It just felt sensible to me. I didn't have to 'remember' where the hole was, where the breaks were etc. because I was looking at them.
For a first attempt I cannot quite believe it was so easy to hit the ball so true, and how I just knew how hard to hit it!
If you putt well (the few of you who do) why switch.
If you are like me and just can't judge distance well (I've played for 20 years and practiced my heart out) and still just don't get it then have an open mind and just give it a go.
Come and join me on 'CLOUD 9'