For us these bad lies are just as daunting as what the pros face. But what separates truly high-handicap golfers from low-handicappers and pros is how each group deals with these trying circumstances.
And getting long lags to snuggle up tight in practice makes you comfortable with the speed of the greens. A tip: For one hole of Drawback pick the longest scariest breaker you can find. You sometimes face crazy-long putts in a round so going to extremes in practice can only help.
What a competitive golfer cares about most is starting the ball on line. To them that’s a job well done whether or not the ball finds the cup. Combined with a good read and proper pace starting the ball in your intended direction translates into a ton of makes whether you’re a major winner or a 16-handicap.