How Important Is Putting
We hope, desperately hope, that we don’t REALLY need to discuss the importance of putting, relevant to scoring in golf. But you know us, we’re going to anyway!
I’ve heard it said:
“Half of golf is fun; the other half is putting”
I was watching the Australian Open last night when Adam Scott made one of the rarest shots in golf on a par 5, the Double Eagle, aka the Albatross, aka freakin’ nice shot, Mate! Or whatever our friends down under say.
Given the rare nature of the shot, they showed him walk all the way up to the green, waving to the crowd, and pull the ball out of the cup. The thing about it was, he walked on to the green conspicuously empty handed.
When Was the Last Time You Didn’t Putt?
I’ve been golfing for nearly 20 years and I can count on one hand the number of times I had the fashionable luxury of walking onto a green empty handed.
The point is, it doesn’t happen very often.
Yes, you have a putter in your hands on every single hole. When you’re starting out, you even sometimes have the unfortunate occasion to have the putter in your hands more than once, with a wedge in between, ouch!
People love the long drive, everyone is searching for length, when in reality they should be searching for a better putting stroke.
Can you think of a single occasion where the winner of a PGA Tour event, led the field in driving distance? Probably not.
Conversely, the leader in putting average consistently wins tournaments at all levels fromJunior Golf all the way up to the PGA Tour.
The PGA Tour was not satisfied with the regular putting stats it had been keeping for so many years and they added a new putting stat this year called, “Strokes Gained Putting”.
Putt For Dough
Take a look at the leader in the new putting stat this year, Luke Donald. Sir Luke, or soon to be Knighted Sir Luke, earned over $12,000,000 globally this year, between the two tours US and Euro.
During his amazing 2011 run to Double Money Titles, Luke went a stretch of 449 holes without a single 3-putt. WOW, that’s nearly 25 rounds of golf without 3 putting.
Eliminate the 3 Putts
The difference between a Tour Player and everyone else is amazing consistency on and around, the putting greens.
Imagine for a moment, you eliminate 3 putts or at least minimize 3 putts.
Do yourself a favor and go back to your last round and subtract one stroke from each green you 3 putted.
The average weekend golfer supposedly shoots around 96 on average. In reality if the average player truly played by R&A Rules I would bet the average score would be more like 102-105.
The average weekend golfer 3 putts 6 times during a round of 18 holes. The average tour player 3 putts .02% of the time. The leader in 3 putts for the 2011 season was DJ Trahan, who 3 whacked a total of 6 times.
So, a Tour Player, the worst 3 putter on Tour, 3 putted the same amount of times in anentire year as the average weekend guy 3 putts during a single round.
What Would You Do To Break __ ?
I don’t know where you are but, every golfer has a magical number they’re trying to break.
Eliminating 3 putts would get almost every golfer below that number, even minimizing the 3 putts would get most golfers under their magic number.
Golf is a game that is meant to be enjoyed, never breaking your number becomes un-enjoyable over time. There’s nothing more satisfying than going low, or at least low by your own standards.
A Pro Putt Systems Green Can Make Your Life More Enjoyable
I have to laugh, it’s a bit of a bold claim, but, on top of being a very enviable amenity at your home, one of our putting greens will, significantly improve your short game.
That I can say with certainty.
Better Putting Requires Practice
Pre-shot routine, back stroke, hands quiet, consistent speed, follow through, there is a lot to remember when standing over a shaky birdie putt.
But, nothing can substitute for confidence, confidence is the key and confidence comes with experience. Short term confidence can be gained by simply getting “hot”.
The problem with just getting hot is, it’s short term.
Consistency is the key to confidence and there is simply no way to build consistency without meaningful practice.
Needless to say, that’s where we come in.
Putting at night, putting during the winter months, chipping every now and then when you don’t have 2 hours to go out the the practice range.
Imagine being able to just spend 10 minutes per day on putting drills, IN YOUR HOME!
Oh yes, we can help you with that.
Whatever remedy you choose, please choose one, so you can eliminate those nasty 3 putts! This way the whole game of golf will be fun, at least for you!
“When you lip out several putts in a row, you should never think that means that you’re putting well. When you’re putting well, the only question is what part of the hole it’s going to fall in, not if it’s going in.” –Jack Nicklaus
Putt Like Jack
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