November 26, 2020

Golf Putting Tips:: Aim Three Times To The Outside Of Your Plumb-bob Line


Aim Three Times To The Outside Of Your

 Plumb-bob Line As A Putting Technique


The more I study and experience putting the more I am convinced of Dave Pelz’s theory:  your aim line should be three times to the outside of what you initially believe the break of your ball to be as a putting technique.

 Since I am of the “old school” when it comes to putting I still plumb-bob putts. Perhaps you do also.

 However, Pelz and many other leading putting experts do not stock a lot of faith in the technique. I still do. So do such legendary golfers as Ben Crenshaw and many of other top professionals.

 Plumb-bobbing is based on a plumbing theory (duh.)

 Theoretically, if you hold your putter vertically with the bottom of your putter centered over your ball-to-cup line, facing the hole   location, and then observe the top of your putter with your dominant eye it will show you in which direction, if any, your putt should break

 In order to enhance this putting approach, I also lock my knee joints during the plumb-bob procedure. I find by doing so, I get more accurate feedback.

 Through many years of research and experiments in trying to debunk and disprove Dave Pelz’s theory, I have come to belief he is correct in his three-to-one ratio hypothesis.

 However, instead of applying it to what may appear to be the break of a putt from just a general observation, I apply it to what my plumb-bob line reveals.

 That is, I align my aim line three times more to the outside of what my plumb-bob line shows me, especially on severe breaks.

 When faced with a very extreme break, I may aim my putter blade four times or more to the outside of what my plumb-bob line reveals to me. 

 You should experiment on your own to determine what ratio you should apply in aiming your putter blade to the outside of what you initially observe the break of your putt to be or, to the outside of what your plumb-bob line shows if you use the plumb-bobbing technique.

 In doing so, you too may conclude that Dave Pelt’s analysis is spot on.

 You also should improve your putting and lower your golf scores by following his theory, whether you plumb-bob or not.

 Copyright © 2011 by Gordon Jackson. All Rights Reserved.




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