Wanna Break 90? Measure Your Putting (pt. 2)

Learn how to gauge how far you hit your putts

A Putting Green is where you can eliminate strokes.  Try measuring your putts and your putting.

Hey, Quite The Chap here for GolfersRX. Know how far you hit your putts? Yeah, it depends on what day it is… in today’s video.

Putting Green

We’ve seen many instructors talk about taking your wedge back to 9 o’clock to hit it a specific yardage, 10 o’clock, so on and so forth. Can we apply this to our putting? Well, I wouldn’t recommend taking your putter back to 9 o’clock, but yes, I think we can measure out our putting.

We’re going to pick up from our last video (which is here if you haven’t seen it).

– lay down a measuring tape, so it extends to 30 inches
– put a ball at the 4-inch mark
– make a stroke, so your backstroke stops at 8 inches and goes through to • the end of the measuring tape
– how far did the ball go?
– put a ball at the 6-inch mark
– make a stroke, so you stop your backstroke at the 12-inch mark and goes through to the end of the measuring tape
– how far did the ball go?
– do this until the ball is at the 15-inch mark…your backstroke stops at the 30-inch mark…how far does it go?

We’re going to get a quick look at how far our putting stroke—perfect and imperfect—propels the ball forward. This will make it a lot easier to gauge how hard we need to hit putts on the putting green.

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  1. BOB

    October 30, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    great tips, keep em coming, really enjoyable

  2. Carmel

    January 1, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    In your measuring the putt video, you seemed to take the putter through more than you took it back. Eg 4” back looked like at least 8” through past the end of the tape. Is this so you don’t decel?

  3. Lynne A Snyder

    January 2, 2022 at 11:56 am

    I enjoy your tips. Today’s tip about putting length/stroke is very similar to something I’ve done for years. I’m blind in one eye, therefore, have no depth perception. When putting I walk off the distance from the ball to the hole then pull the putter back one inch for each step. Works pretty well except for slope. Slope is still a problem for the same reason. Usually I can walk around the green and tell the major slopes but minor ones are still a problem. Len

  4. Don

    February 11, 2022 at 7:37 am

    Great, excellent idea. Can’t wait to get on the practice green and fine tune my putting. I have been struggling lately on the green with powering the ball 3 feet past the hole.


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