|Greetings from Suzanne||Sunday, 30th January 2011|
Newsflash!!! You may think that the biggest difference between you and the PGA Tour Professionals is their god-like ability to pound a Drive 300 yards and then knock a 200 yard Iron shot to 6 feet. If so you’d be wrong, and here’s why; the Professional will make that 6 footer 65% of the time, on greens that are lightning fast. What percentage would you make?
I’d bet not even half as many. In fact, when you consider that putting contributes more strokes to your total score than any other single part of the game, (around 40%) then there’s five shots waiting to come off most golfer’s handicaps almost immediately.
Many golfers practice their putting before a round and it stops there. Others record the total number of putts they take and use that figure as a benchmark. That’s a great first step to improving your game BUT, with statistics, you can only compare like to like. How do you compare a round where you hit 10 GIR and took 32 putts with another where you hit 4 GIR but only took 28 putts??
Do yourself a favor – if you’re going to track your putting statistics make sure you record putts taken per GIR. That will give you the best idea of where your game is (if you get down to 1.7 let me know and we’ll talk about Tour school!!!)
See you on my Lesson T!