Gauge Green Speed

Do you struggle dialing in the speed of the greens during a round of golf?

Does it take you several holes to figure out your distance control?

If so, then here’s a super simple drill that you can do before your round to gauge the speed of the greens.

The best part is it takes less than 5-minutes and by the time your done you should have pretty good idea of the green speeds.

12 Responses to Gauge Green Speed

  1. Al Divina November 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    Quite the Chap, you did a video of some indoor practice routines that emphasized the follow through and then how to start the back swing. I thought I had saved them but cannot find them now. Wondering if you could repeat them again since it is now that time of year up herein Washington where indoor practice is about all you can do.

  2. Rob December 27, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    I love Golfers Rx and the great tips! This putting drill was perfect.

  3. JJ March 28, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    This of course assumes that the practice green is the same speed as the greens on the course. In my 55+ years of playing this game this is not always the case…

  4. Will May 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    I have used this tip and it is right as rain – of course we don’t play on courses that the pros play but his should help take a few is not several strokes off your round. I saved five from the previous round. Thanks Chap keep it up…

  5. Mbwa Kali Sana June 27, 2017 at 4:54 am #

    Quite thé chap ,very good drill .I havé at home à WELLNESS Putting carpet .It bas thé same Speed than m’y usual golf course .So no surprises for me

  6. Craig June 27, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

    Really good, simple, and quick putting drill to do before heading out. And always so humorously presented! Thanks!

  7. Rob June 30, 2017 at 7:00 am #

    Love this tip. Easy and precise. Thanks!

  8. Dennis July 4, 2017 at 7:38 am #

    Good tip but must remember that this is only helpful at that time of day. As the day goes on, the green speeds change as they dry out.

    • Dan May 11, 2019 at 2:23 pm #

      Good tip. What happened to the shaved head? Quite the Chap!DDDDDDD

  9. Al October 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

    I like the idea and know it works, but I play many courses where the greens and the practice greens are not the same speed so I adjust on the putting green and then get clueless about speed on the course greens.
    It is a pet peeve of mine that lots of courses don’t have the same speed conditions on the practice green and the course.

  10. LeeIves October 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

    I;ve notice a lot of times that the putting greens are different than the greens on the course. what do we do in that case?

  11. Gary Sherman January 30, 2018 at 9:49 am #

    You have seen me play!

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