‘Get the pace right to avoid costly three-putts’
It’s very rare to see a professional golfer misjudge the pace of a putt, but amateurs do it all the time. Think back to the last time you three-putted and I bet it was because your distance control was off on the approach putt rather than a bad read. On longer putts, the most important part of the line/ distance equation is the pace you impart on the ball. Think about it. Unless you are beyond hopeless when it comes to reading the line, if you get the distance correct on a long putt you’re never going to finish too far from the cup. But even if you get the line spot on, you can still have a fairly lengthy second putt if you get the pace all wrong on the first.