August 6, 2020

Golf Putting Tips: When Faced With An Extremely Long Putt, Lag It To The Hole

One of the best golf putting tips is to lag your putt to the cup when stroking extremely long putts.

The reason whgolf swing tipsy this is one of the best golf putting tips is that if you attempt to stroke your putt hard enough to reach the hole the ball may role well past it, especially if a downhill putt,

A few years back many of the golf commentators were very critical of American players in one of the Ryder Cup tournaments because they were running their putts well past the cup on longer putts and were faced with very difficult putts coming back to the hole,

On the other hand, they praised the European players for their ability to lag their putts very short of the cup, with a very easy putt left for a birdie or par.

Some felt the American players lost the tournament because of  their inability or unwillingness to lag their putts to the cup on longer downhill putts.

You definitely can improve your golf game and lower your handicap by taking more time on longer, downhill putts. Then merely lagging them to the cup.

It is a horrific experience to be putting for a birdie only to roll your ball twenty to thirty feet past the hole and end up with a bogey or worse.

Generally, I recommend golfers to ensure they roll their ball at least to the cup because if  the ball does not get to the cup, it cannot go into the cup.

However, there is one exception to such recommendation and it is, as noted above, lag your putt to the cup when facing a longer, downhill putt.

Lagging longer, downhill putts to the cup has to remain one of the best golf putting tips around.

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