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  1. 1. How do you play your short putts (3-5 feet)?

    • Take out the break
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    • Die it in
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Do you putt them hard to the back of the cup to take out the break or die them in? I lipped out 3 putts from 3-4 feet today on the high side of the hole. I think I might start playing them dead straight unless it's a large break. Which do you do, and how many putts per round are you averaging?
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I hit the ball hard enough to take the break out of play, unless it's really severe. The problem being of course, if I pull or push the putt, it goes five feet past. I average 35 putts a round - lag putting absolutely sucks, but I'm money inside five feet.
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Peltz and his pals can take that 17 inches and do you know what with it! My wife (who is a "jam 'em in" type) says I'll probably die at the breakfast table IN FRONT of my coffee cup. Whatever - I'm the cautious, don't like taking chances, type. dayll
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What do I do or what do I want to do? Sometimes two different things Seriously though I'm working on hitting those 3-5 footers firm and in the hole and I've putted them pretty well lately. So often I too read break that's not really there and miss it one way or the other because of it. I'm working on being more aggressive and not giving the hole away. Now of course you can have different 3-5 footers... if it's fast and downhill I'm not going to smash the ball...

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I power it in there, another weird thing i do as for mental goes i always think "Even if it doesnt go in it still counts" although it doesnt, it still gives me soo much more confidence for some reason.
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Oh man, I die 'em in. From five feet??? Oh, yeah. A two-footer I might bash through a hard break. If I miss, I want the ball to stop. Besides, I'm pretty good a limping them in.
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I used to play them without break. But my problem was that I'd blow them 5-10 ft past. So...

Now one of my coaches tought me lag putting, and it's dropped by putt av. by about 5-6 strokes. So I die them.
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Die at the hole on downhill putts, take the break out on uphill putts.

I do the same. If I miss going downhill I don't want to end up off the green.

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I used to play them without break. But my problem was that I'd blow them 5-10 ft past. So...

5 or 10 ft by the hole!!. That is hitting it a little too firm.

Hitting a putt that dies in the hole has to be way more precise than one that is hit with more pace on it. I tend to be firm with my 3-5 footers with a miss leaving me another 2-3 feet at most. Straight downhill is a different story.
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5 or 10 ft by the hole!!. That is hitting it a little too firm.

What green speed do you play on. My course runs 12-13.5 feet on the stimpmeter. If you take the break out of a reasonably flat putt, it's 5 feet past the hole. Downhill? If could easily go off the green. Think US Open speeds.

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