Keeping the Putter Low
Are you having trouble with young children not keeping the putter low?
• First, tap into PATIENCE, before manipulating their stroke by physically intervening with their putt or giving continuous directions.
• From my observations, continuous directions to a child who isn’t performing how we’d like to see them perform only hinders the development process.
• The spirit/JOY of the child is the #1 goal!
• When a coach taps into PATIENCE, they allow the child to take action, facilitating their own learning.
HOW to tap into PATIENCE
• Let the child putt without “the perfect set-up, grip and stance”.
• Let them have a whack motion.
• Give them time and space to be a child.
• Set up a safe, FUN and meaningful environment.
• Observe what the child needs in the moment and provide it.
• Connect on the child’s level.
• Design activities/games for that day, spark the child’s interest. This sets in motion their motivation to engage and learn.
• The coach guides instead of telling. Support the child within each experience (interaction over lecture).
By allowing a student, Harry, to create HIS OWN putting stroke, he had ownership over the process and in time, developed KEEPING THE PUTTER LOW consistently on his own.
Here is a video on The Process:
Here is a video on The Results (22 Classes in):