Make more 6 foot putts

When it comes to dramatically lowering your golf score and golf handicap, it’s really no secret that you have to make more putts routinely.  If you ever notice the days when you are playing great golf, they are usually accompanied by great putting.  You know the old saying “drive for show, putt for dough”, well it had to come from some where right?  So if this is the case, then why do so many golfers spend time smashing their driver as far as they can on the range, rather then putting in the time on the practice green to groove a solid putting stroke that can score?

Well, who knows.  The point is, if you want to lower your golf score, you need to spend time working on putting.  However, that is not to say you should just go spend 2 hours on the putting green practicing lag putting from 50 feet away.  While that can help you, your time might be better spent working on making 6 footers.  Often times, these are the putts that matter.  If you are a high handicapper, these might be to save par or bogey.  If you are lower handicap golfer, these are usually for birdies and the occasional par save.  Regardless, you need to make them as often as possible, if you plan to shoot a good score.

However, we can talk about how important putting is until we are blue in the face.  What it is most important is getting a few drills that have been proven effective and go out and work on them.  Find what works best for you, and what doesn’t.  Just like a regular golf swing, each person has a bit of a different approach, and putting is no different.

To help get you started on the path to making more 6 foot putts, here is a great video tutorial from Dave Pelz.

How to Make More Six-Foot Putts

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