Regulate rollout with a tee
▶ I watch a lot of my amateur friends ram some 10-footers in and leave the practice green happy. That’s nice, but it doesn’t teach you anything about the importance of speed control – a big deal when you’re trying to avoid a three-putt.
What’s ideal speed on the green? The ball should get to the cup and roll no more than 45 centimetres past it if you miss. You can build feel for this speed by sticking a tee in the ground on a practice green about 45 cm beyond the hole. Hit putts from various distances that roll no further than the tee.