HOW DO I MAKE MY SHORT PUTTING MORE AUTOMATIC LIKE THE PRO's?
Renowned Golf Coach, Simon Holmes shares that the golf tour pros are north of 98 percent success in holing their putts that are 3 feet or under - which is nearly AUTOMATIC! The easiest path to improved golf scores is by prioritizing practice on the skills closest to the hole and then working back to the tee. Most amateurs and club golfers are guilty of spending the majority of their time practicing from the tee to the hole.
It's Simple Math
Simon shares that a golfer that can move their putting efficiency from 70% to 95% for putts within three feet of the hole - will likely shave between 5 and 7 strokes off their score over 18 holes. The golfer that learns the skills to get the ball within 3 feet of the hole from most places on the green - around 70% of the time - will likely shave and additional 10 strokes off their score over 18 holes. And of all of the skills required in golf, these two are among the easiest to teach.
To achieve lower scores, you must become consistent and highly accurate from within 3 feet. In fact, there's a rather precipitous drop in success from just 2 putter lengths or more, even for tour pro's. But having the right fundamentals including proper setup and making contact in the center of your putter just leaves the variable of speed. Simon shares that if you're hitting your putts with the correct speed, your misses will end up about 12 to 17 inches past the hole. In this lesson, Simon teaches Anna Whiteley how to become more automatic within the 3 foot circle and how to get the ball into the circle from slightly longer distances. There are a wide array of putting games and drills to practice for gaining consistency, but ultimately, your time should be spent proportionately, so that you become automatic within 3 feet and then focus on putting yourself into that circle of friendship for anything outside of that range.
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