ZOZO Championship

Accordia Golf Narashino CC


Instruction

Putting

Breaking 100

By Randy Smith Photos by Dom Furore
June 19, 2007

You can chop tons of strokes off your score—right away—if you fine-tune your putting speed. On any putt longer than 15 feet, speed is more important than direction. Look at it this way: If you get the speed right, you can be off by a good two feet on your read and still have an easy putt left. Set up a circle on the practice green (using string, tees or a training aid like the Lag Ring I'm using here) six feet in diameter, with a hole in the middle. Once you can consistently lag putts into that circle, you'll never have more than a three-footer for your next putt. Trim some of those three-putts and your score will be in the 90s in no time.