By Dr. Jim Suttie, Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Instructors
The average player expends at least 44 percent of his strokes on the green. Generally, they have 35 to 38 putts per round, with two to three three-putts each round.
Part of this is due to reading the greens incorrectly, and part of it is due to a faulty stroke. The faulty stroke results in poor distance control – which results in poor putting in general. There are many possible strokes that work, but there is only one setup that gives you the best chance to become a better putter.
Here are some setup tips that will help:
Putting is golf’s great equalizer. Spend some time on the green with these setup fundamentals and watch those putts drop.
About Dr. Jim Suttie
Dr. Jim Suttie, simply known as “Doc” by many of his students is one of the world’s best and most respected golf instructors. He has worked with many of the top players but still loves to work with players of all abilities. Doc grew up in DeKalb, IL where he learned to play golf at Kiswaukee Country Club. He stills holds the course record of 63. Dr. Suttie has conducted his instruction programs at Medinah Country Club of Chicago, IL, Pine Needles Golf Club, Southern Pines, NC and Tamarask C.C., Palm Springs, CA. He instructs at Twin Eagles C.C. in Naples, FL, Conway Farms G.C. in Lake Forest, IL, and Jeremy Ranch G.C. in Park City, Utah. Click here for more on Dr. Suttie
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