So You Think You Are A Great Putter!

Putting is the great equalizer. I know this because many of my scores were the result of great or poor putting. If you talk to any of your golfing friends, they will agree that the flat stick can change the fortunes of any round. Without taking detailed stats, it is a challenge to really understand how good (or poor) of a putter we actually are. Personally, I think and know that I am a better than average putter for my handicap, yet my confidence can be shaken with a couple of poor first putts. Knowing all of this, I have to remind myself to keep things in perspective before flying off the handle.

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Rolling A Putt That Actually Rolls

Putting is the ultimate stroke saver. As an experienced golfer, I know that putting will make or break my golf score. My target number is less than 30 putts a round and anything under 28 is considered a great round of putting for me. There are many variables that impact my results which cannot be overlooked. There is, however, one skill I have honed that creates my greatest chance of sinking any putt. I believe that a true roll on my putts is the key to lower golf scores.

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The Importance of A Two Putt

If you were offered a two putt on every green before your round, would you take it? Would a two putt on every green help or hurt your score. I my case, it would hurt my score because I generally have more one putts than three putts. I will mention that most of my holes (usually around 12) result in a two putt. The days I am playing well, that number decreases to 9 or 10. However, I do believe that most players overlook the importance of a two putt in their endeavour to shoot lower golf scores.

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3-Putting Is The Worst!

I hate to admit it, but I three putt from time to time. Yup, I know it is hard to belief that a four handicap player commits the cardinal mistake to three jacking on the green. It is a disgrace and I should be thrown off the course when I do! Well, that is how I feel in my head, but in reality I do not know of any golfer who does not three putt from time to time. The trick is not to make a habit of it and I believe I have accomplished that goal.

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Lag Putting is an Important Golf Skill

I do not intentionally lag putt often. I believe that trying to sink every putt is important to my game because it keeps me aggressive. It is this continue effort to push my limits that helps me to shoot low golf scores. There are risks of course, but with no risk is very little reward. Having said this, I recently read an article that eluded that lag putting is an important skill that all players should master. After some thought, I would have to agree with the article.

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