Do you know which eye is your
Try this: Form your two hands into a
circle with your palms away from you.
Hold the circle with your arms extended
in front of your face, and choose a
fixed object, 20 to 30 feet away, to
view through your circle. (pic 1) Now,
close one eye at a time. The eye which
still sees the fixed object in the
circle is your dominant eye (pic 2).
Now you know your dominant eye. This
is how you use it to your advantage on
Be sure to set your shoulders
perpendicular to your intended line (pic
3). All too often, we find ourselves
slouched and out of alignment while
reading the green. It is very important
that we use our eye dominance to our
advantage. Keeping a fair distance
behind your ball or mark, favor the side
of your eye dominance (pic 4). I am
right eye dominant; therefore my right
eye favors my intended line.
Most amateur golfers do not realize
the importance of surveying the green.
They have no idea that the way they are
reading the green can be a false
perception, due to the alignment of
their body in relation to the intended
line while they are surveying. Our
brains work through senses. Vision is
channeled through our senses, giving our
brain signals. If we can set our bodies
up better to improve signals, we will
ultimately make more putts.