I have heard the "You drive for show and putt for dough" crappy saying ever since I started playing this great game of ours. Who the heck came up with such a erroneous saying. Must have been someone who hit it like a little girl. If I have learned one thing playing golf it is that if you cannot consistantly put the ball in play and and be fairly long off the tee you will NEVER be a good player no matter how good you putt. Even the best players on the PGA tour are around 50% putters from six feet and the percentages drop fast from there. If you are constantly in the rough, behind trees, or hitting long irons into par 4's that is the distance you will be putting from for par. I tell you what I will play the best putter in the world straight up if they can't get off the tee I will go home with every dollar they have. The bottom line is you drive for dough too!
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12/6/05 at 5:03am