Use the putting aid you already have and take this quick test to improve your aim and accuracy
What it means
Golfers who are right-eye dominant tend to see the hole to the right of its true location. The reason is that they set up with their right eye too far inside the ball and the target line. Initially, they push their putts to the right. Then they adjust their stroke accordingly (outside to in) and then pull their putts to the left on a regular basis. (The opposite is true for those who are left-eye dominant if the left eye is out of position.)
You can read your putt’s break and hit a perfect stroke, but still end up missing it because your eyes deceived you. Learn which of your eyes is dominant to account for this optical illusion.
About 70 percent of the population is right-eye dominant, which puts the trailing eye (that’s the one farthest from the hole) in the driver’s seat when putting. If this eye is not positioned properly, your view of the hole becomes distorted, lessening your chances of holing out. Not sure which eye is your dominant one? Take the following test.
1. Take a toilet-paper tube and fix it over the ball so that both eyes can see it in the center of the tube.
2. Close your left eye. If the ball remains in the center of the tube (top photo), you’re right-eye dominant. If the ball jumps out of the tube and out of your line of sight (bottom photo), you’re left-eye dominant.
To set up correctly, follow this routine