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When a tour player misses a putt, what usually causes it?  Lets say its a 15' putt with a little break.  If he misses, what percentage of the time is caused by:

 

Bad read

Wrong speed

Face not square

Wrong swing path

 

I know we're just guessing, but I would like to see your thoughts.

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 5

Me, if i miss such a putt, it's almost always due to tight hands and wrists due to insecurity, or fear.  Usually, regardless of whether 15 inches or 300 yards, if i try to 'direct' the path of the ball i f*ck up. Must let the club head move on a smooth path: focus on the clubhead, not on the ball. 

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Originally Posted by Moonnerd View Post

When a tour player misses a putt, what usually causes it?  Lets say its a 15' putt with a little break.  If he misses, what percentage of the time is caused by:

Bad read
Wrong speed
Face not square
Wrong swing path

I know we're just guessing, but I would like to see your thoughts.

Thanks.

Given that the PGA tour average for making a 15 foot putt is about 22%, I'm gonna go for all of the above......

Rolliing a 1.7" ball into a 4.25" hole over an uneven, unlevel surface from 15 feet away is just hard, even for the best in the world.

For us mere mortals........ a4_sad.gif


http://thesandtrap.com/t/51757/pga-tour-putts-gained-make-percentage-stats
post #4 of 5
I always miss short. But I'm good at reading the breaks, etc. Just need to be more confident and go for it.
post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by Moonnerd View Post

When a tour player misses a putt, what usually causes it?  Lets say its a 15' putt with a little break.  If he misses, what percentage of the time is caused by:

 

Bad read

Wrong speed

Face not square

Wrong swing path

 

I know we're just guessing, but I would like to see your thoughts.

 

Thanks.

 

My guess:

Bad read 40% - You can't aim much wrong to miss the put.

Wrong speed 40 % - If the ball speed is not what they planned with the read, the ball is not going in and it's quite hard to put to an exact spot everytime. 

Face not square: 15 % - Mistakes happens.

Wrong swing path: 5% - every swing is not perfect but I bet most guys has a very repeatable swing path.

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