Reg­u­late roll­out with a tee

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

▶ 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.

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