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How To Stop 3 Putting Forever With These Simple Golf Tips


This is not about so much putting technique it is more about a solid routine and reading the green.

We want you to have some simple tasks that are easy to repeat and easy to add to your routine on the green and hopefully remove the dreading and often times upsetting three putt that ruins scores.

Most golfers just go to the ball, head down and have 3 strokes and putt.

Sometimes they will look from behind the hole, but this is limiting and rarely gives the accurate results.

1. Walk Along The Low Side Of The Putt

Survey the distance from a perception point of view, is it up hill or downhill from down the line but also on the side of the put gives you a good measure too.

2. Which Way Would Water Run?

Look at the hole to think if the cup was overflowing with water, where would the water run off to? In the example in the video, it is confirming what my first feel and vision provide was that it’s uphill and left to right.

These are perception tricks

3. Make Practice Strokes While Looking At The Hole

Go Face on looking at the hole. Imagine rolling a ball with your hands.

Technically you want a sound stroke but thinking about this on the green on the course is not the place. But to try and hit a straight putt and roll it along the line you have chosen.

The key here is to choose an intermediate point. Even with a less than perfect stroke, if you focus your attention to roll the ball over that point that is on your chosen line, you are more than half way there.

Bonus Tip

If you find you are going long on most of the putts you hit, you need to stand a couple of feet closer along your line on your practice strokes.

If you are short on most putts you need to stand further back on your practice strokes.

On of the best putting tips you can have is to ensure you follow these rules.

Your stroke and focus should be within these distances:

  • Inside 15 feet: Line is the focus
  • 15 – 30 Feet: Feel and a bit of direction
  • 30 Plus feet: All about distance control

Golf instruction as you know it is killing your golf game. It’s time for simple golf principles and no more b.s so you can play better golf.

Improve your golf game, swing and performance with our golf tips and golf lessons to help you play your ideal golf game without needing lots of hours to practice or train.

Steve King of Fore King Golf

Steve King

Steve King is a UK based golf blogger, who shares online golf coaching that he created with his good friend Richard Lawless (PGA Professional)

Steve plays most of his golf in his home county of Wiltshire, in the UK. Read more about Steve