During my recent successes on the links, I have one real failing. It might not seem like much because of my low scores, but I cannot believe the challenges I am having on the greens. Before you roll your eyes, you must know by now that I am always trying to take advantage of every ounce of possibilities so I can shoot the lowest score. At this time, my putting is causing me some angst and I know exactly why!
Basically, my tendency is to leave my putts short. Not by much mind you, but enough not to go into the hole. This error in judgement is costing me three or four chances a round to lower my score. This is really unsatisfactory to know that I need to hit the ball a bit harder and yet I still come up short.
To be fair, I am not talking about putts outside of 20 feet. I feel that any putt inside of 20 feet has a legit chance of going in the hole. To leave these attempts short can be avoided and I am working through my mental failings to prevent any further mishaps. Yes I said it, my putting challenges are purely mental. So, how do I get past this bump in the road.
Yesterday, I told myself on every putt to hit the ball past the hole. It worked fairly well because I was getting the ball past the cup at least eight inches. That is always my goal anyway and I fortunately I am working through this challenge. I pride myself on being a solid putter and small hiccups are expected from time to time. Fortunately, I was able to identify my issue sooner than later and hopefully, I am on the right track to better play on the greens.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!