You may recall hearing Dave Pelz tell you that the optimal distance a putt has to roll past the hole is 17 inches.
How big might you guess the hole is at 17 inches? 4 inches wide? 3 ½?
What if I told you that the hole, at 17 inches, was only about 2¼ inches wide? What? Am I crazy? No - it's just math.
Consider a well cut hole, and what's required for the putt to go in. For a putt to be holed, it has to have enough time for the ball - 1.68 inches in diameter - to fall half that dis