Golfers: How To Improve Your Putting With A Quiet Eye Approach

Golfers: How To Improve Your Putting With A Quiet Eye Approach

Brian has 30 years of experience in sport psychology consultancy.  Working full-time in private practice since 2006, he is also currently a part-time Senior Lecturer at the University of Winchester, UK.  Author of five books, 15 book chapters, and over 50 research papersBrian has presented widely in Europe and across Asia.  

Having a world profile in golf psychology, he was the lead psychologist to the England golf team for 17 years delivering high performance strategies with European and World Championship winning teams and individuals.  Brian also has a wealth of experience in numerous other sports, for example with championship winning individuals and teams in professional cricket, 12 medallists in Olympic and Commonwealth Games boxing, and podium winners in motorsport including Formula 1 and LeMans.  

Brian gained his PhD in sport psychology from the University of Southampton in 1998; and has trained and supervised over 30 sport psychology trainees over the last 25 years.   In 2010 he was awarded a Fellowship by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences in recognition of ‘esteemed personal achievement, skills, knowledge and service to BASES and the sport and exercise science community’.

Many golfers get drawn into overthinking situations and overanalysing technique which leads to indecision and a lack of trust in putts and shots.  Overtime, some players can then become overly anxious and nervous trying to control their movements and misplacing their focus.  When putting this can be a big issue for many golfers especially when faced with short putts.

In today’s short bite-sized episode Dr Brian Hemmings shares with you a very helpful and solution-based approach that can make sure that you don’t fall into this trap when he talks about quiet eye training. 

Key Learning Points:

  • A large part of a sports psychologist’s role in helping golfers is developing positive relationships.
  • Quiet eye training is very helpful for improving short putting.
  • Where do you focus when putting? At the target or on your hands or putter?
  • Keeping your eyes on the back of the ball past impact is an important factor in good putting.

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David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

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