ARTICLES - JUNE 2007
everyday life, we rarely use both hands to accomplish a
motor task. This is one of the reasons why putting with
just one hand on the golf putter handle can yield
A drill that many golfers use who are having trouble
getting the golf ball on line is to place a ball at a
distance of no more than three to six feet from the
hole. Your job is to attempt to make the golf putt with
just your right hand on the golf putters handle. After
attempting five to ten golf putts with your right hand,
repeat using just your left hand.
After the left-handed golf putts, note which hand is
more of the control hand. This is the hand you felt more
comfortable with or the one that got the golf ball into
the hole the most consistently.
Often, it's your dominant hand, which should be no
surprise. There are a few golfers who feel the
non-dominant hand (the left for right-handers) is better
at controlling the ability to get the golf ball started
on line. Whatever is the case, work to get both more
capable of controlling the golf putter head. If one hand
is clearly the winner, it may not be prudent to spend
much time on the other hand.
point is if you find you're not getting the golf ball
started on line out on the course, you may wish to grip
the golf putter first with your control hand, then slide
the other hand on as a support and with a lighter grip
using one hand as a control hand and the other as
support, you should find that the challenge of eye-hand
coordination is lessened. This in turn, may reduce the
number of mis-hits and allow the golf ball to start on
line more frequently.
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