9. Expectancy Effect
Effective and optimum employment of expectancy effects is key to successful putting. The expectancy effect is where golfers have a tendency to expect a certain outcome. For example, expecting to hole an 8ft. fast putt simply because they have incorrectly anticipated the probability through their expectations. When golfers expect certain results from their putting they appear unwittingly to deal with negative outcomes and treat it in such a way as to increase the probability that they will respond as expected, negatively to the next putt. I will coach you in (1) determining the overall probability of holing a putt, (2) that expectancy effects do in fact occur and how to manage them, (3) estimating your putting skills, and (4) learning the putting statistics from the PGA Tour.