i am a fantastic lag putter and can usually drop the ball within 2ft probably 70% of the time, 15% of the time 5ft, and the rest within 10ft. i am not an exceptional golfer with a 20hdcp so i can hit a GIR but don't expect it to be within 10ft often, so i rely on my lag putting.
when it's 2ft i can make it 95% of the time, 5 feet goes to about 50%, and 10 feet is probably 25%. thing is i'll practice my 3-5ft putts all day and make them 95% of the time, but when i get on the green during a round i get very tense and think, "well hell you HAVE to make this" and then i usually screw it up somehow. it's like white coat syndrome when you have high BP in the doc's office (which ironically i also have)...it's one of those things that practicing doesn't really have an extremely beneficial effect on either.
anywho, just wondering what a 20hdcp should expect % wise to hole from distances of 10, 5, and 2 feet from the hole every time. i have a feeling my percentages are way off. shot a 92 today and counted up missed putts from 5 feet and/or rimmed putts and i had 7, 4 of the latter. pissed me off something good, i was really ready to break that 90 mark!