Originally Posted by Always an 80
A friend of mine who always does well in the city tourny told me something about putting two days ago that kind of depressed me. He said his method is to walk up and look at the green and then hit the ball. No theory. No study. No routine. He shoots around 76 on average day. He is 73 years old and says you can putt or you can't.
Now that I think of it, I am not kind of depressed. I AM depressed.
While I will agree that some people are born with a talent for putting I disagree with the statement that "either you can putt or you can't". Anybody who puts in the time can become a good to great putter.
1) take an Aimpoint class to remove the mysteries of green reading
2) practice your distance control
3) learn how to aim your putter correctly so you can hit your lines. Make sure the putter you have suits your eye.
All three require some practice, but not a ton of practice. Hell, I've barely practice at all since taking Aimpoint and I'm getting a lot of tap ins for my second putt. If I spent a little more time on those three things I can easily see half of those tap in leaves going in on the first putt. I tend to leave them an inch or two short so really I just need to dial in my distance control a touch better.
Putting is, without a doubt, the easiest part of the game.