You can draw a circle area around the golf hole of three feet. In this area you have a 97 to 100 percent chance of making the putt.
If you move just two feet away, you are already at 75 percent.
With this exponential fall off you see how important it is for you to place your shots inside of a three feet target area around the golf hole.
First of all you want to work on your putts from inside the target area to make sure that you actually have the confidence to make the putts all the time.
To practice this place ten balls at the edge of a threefoot circle around a hole.
Then try to get into the rhythm of making one putt after the other.
Use a steady and aggressive stroke. Swing 25 percent back and 75 percent through.
After a while you should become comfortable with this. Think up your own challenges like making 10, 50 or 100 putts in a row.
This way you have direct feedback about your improvement over time and if you are getting it.
After you have practiced a bit from inside the safe area, do exactly the same thing from six feet away.
You will immediately notice how the number of putts you are making is going down.
This is normal, because the break of the green has a much bigger impact from this distance than from the three feet area. Use the same pacing for your putts with 25 percent back and 75 percent through.
Do this for a while and you will become acquainted with this distance slowly, but surely.
Your goal should be to make about 70 percent of your putts.
Do not get discouraged with this exercise. It might seem mundane at first, but the rewards for your putting are immense.
- Putt from a three feet and six feet circle.
- 25 percent backswing to 75 percent follow through.
- Get in the rhythm and do as many as possible in a row.