ThePGAofNewZealandexiststo promoteexcellenceinthedelivery ofprofessionalservicestothe golfersofNewZealand. NZ Golf Magazine | July 2019 | 43 KEVINSMITH CLASSAAANZPGAGOLF PROFESSIONAL LOCATION › ParaparaumuBeach GolfClub › OtakiGolfClub › GolfWarehouse&Driving RangeLowerHutt › 2016WellingtonCoachof theYear › 2016KapitiCoachoftheYear › 2015PoriruaCoachof theYear › HonoraryMemberoftheNZ GolfFoundation,Honorary MemberoftheWellington EaglesGolfingSociety THECOMPLETEGUIDETO GREATGOLFBOOK › $45,Orderonline nzgolfmagazine.co.nz/shop COACHINGSCHOOLS › Emailmeregarding attendingoneofmy3& 1DayGolfSchools.Mid weekandweekends. Accommodationcanbe arranged! CONTACT T:0274399402 E:[email protected] ← 04-06: IDENTIFYYOUR POINT OF ENTRY AND TAKE OFF LINE ∙ Once I have identified these two key spots and after having several practice swings establishing both a clear picture of the ball rolling into the hole and through these two key spots at the correct speed. As already suggested I then like setting up over the ball visualising the ball rolling into the hole over my point of entry and back along the green before rolling over my take off line back to where is started from. Then as my eyes return back to the ball this then becomes my trigger to start my stroke. With trusting my feels and this very clear visual image of the ball making its way into the hole. ∙ A long time ago i found that on the days that I created a really clear image of my putts and the line the ball would need to roll along. Were also the days that I putted really well. Whilst the days I struggled to see the correct line I then putted poorly. And so for me this was good evidence that this was key to my success and an important component of my pre swing routine, that I have practiced making automatic ever since. ∙ Note: You might find placing ball markers as I've done here in these pictures will help you create these visual keys more easily as you train. 04 05 06