FROM THE COACH OF GOLF NOTEBOOK
If you want to be a better putter, become a master of your 2nd putt!
Fred Fruisen gives tips to improve your putting.
The PGA Tour’s Strokes Gained
Putting Statistic shows how often tour players make a given putt. In this graphic I've flipped the numbers to show how often they actually miss, hopefully to provide a fresh perspective of what you should expect of yourself on the greens. Notice that the pros seldom miss a short putt of 3 to 4 feet, but the odds of them missing a 10-foot putt jump to a whopping 62%! And suprisingly they only make a ea 30- footer30oo te 7%% ofo the te time. te. I don't want to be a downer, but if you play once a week and practice putting for 10 minutes before you tee off, your expectations should be lower than the pros who practice 8 hours a day with millions of people watching.
So, don't beat yourself up for missing putts outside of 6-feet. Even the pros miss...A LOT! What they don't do is miss the next one. If you want to putt your best, practice hitting your putts the correct distance. Then really hone your skills from 6 feet and in. Elimating 3-putts is your way to shoot lower scores.