Having trouble on the greens? The good news when it comes to putting is that one statistic is the main key to measure for the vast majority of average golfers. And that is the number of times you three putt.
Reducing your number of 3 putts has been proven time and again to be the quickest way to shaving strokes of your score for the vast majority of amateur golfers.
And the simple reason the average golfer with a handicap of over 15 will 3 putt between 3-4 times every round (that is almost 6 times more than the average PGA tour player) – is because they leave their first putt too far away from the hole.
It has been found that the average distance the average 20 handicapper leaves their first putt away from the hole is almost 9ft. The bad news, is that tour professionals make less than half (only 48%) of their putts from 9 feet.
So practice your lag putting! For amateurs the ideal practice distance is 11-30 feet.