For consistency on this shot you need a very level golf swing and the ball positioned just past the bottom of your swing arc. The key is to pick the ball with solid contact without disturbing the turf beneath it.
In the summer of 2011 while filming an instruction segment for Golf Channel I drained a 210-foot putt. Some say it’s the longest holed putt ever captured on video. Was I lucky? No doubt.
Finish your session by attempting the toughest putt you can find on the green—and I mean tough. Look for a double- or even triple-breaker stretching from one end of the green to the other. And putt it six times using three balls.
Every round no matter how low your handicap may be you and every other golfer out there will make some less than perfect swings miss some fairways and greens and hit some really bad shots. I remind you of this because one of the wonderful parts of the game we play is that sooner or later we all face recovery shots from the trouble our poor shots happen to find.
Most weekend players get too caught up with what happens at the end of the roll. Making or missing putts largely depends on what happens at the start. The more putts you start on line the more often they’ll drop—and the more pars and birdies you’ll rack up.