According to studies I’ve done using PGA Tour ShotLink data you’re six times more likely than the pros to three-putt on long lags. That number should scare you.
According to three-putt figures in my study you’re coughing up on average about two strokes each round on lag putts alone. I want you to make a lot more putts so here’s my stroke-saving method to get you down in two rolls (or less) from long range in five simple steps.
We’ll often add a Pelz Teacher Pointer (the device you see attached to my flatstick in the photos at left) which makes checking face angle and path a no-brainer. In the top sequence at left I’ve made a traditional arc stroke. You can see on this straight putt how far to the right of the cup the face points as I swing the putter to the inside on my backstroke.