I will be analyzing my stats from the my season in a later date, so I will not go into great detail at this time. However, I did as you about your putting woes and successes and was not surprised at the responses. Many have made some long shots and many very short ones. Regardless, putting is the ultimate stroke saver on the golf course.
Understanding this, sometimes we I notice that I spend more time lining up my long putts than I do the short ones. I am not sure why, but I bet you are the same. Overconfidence might be the reason why we forget our preshot routine on putts under 5 feet and as a result needlessly give strokes away.
I spent a great deal of time putting during the last off-season in order to strengthen my putts under 10 feet. It worked very well and I plan to continue this positive training routine this off-season. Why mess with a good thing.
I was curious about your putting exploits and I asked you the following:
As you can see, there is a majority answer for the longest and shortest putt. I fall into the shortest putt category. However, I have sank about a 70 footer this year. It was a complete fluke, but I will take it any day. I did have to share the most heartbreaking response on shortest putt:
Thanks to the Society of Historians for providing a perfect lesson on what not to do during a tournament. I have done this myself (not to loose a tournament); stretching out to tap in a putt and completely miss the hole. Very frustrating for sure.
Well, putting is the great equalizer and I plan to keep working on the flat stick moving forward. And if anyone ever asks me advice, I always say to practice putting and chipping because the short game is where strokes are saved the fastest.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!