Excruciatingly close to one of my annual goals of breaking 80. I made two early doubles but birdied a difficult 238 yard par 3 on the front. I missed the green on the two par 3's on the back and made bogie on both holes. That was the difference as they can be had with one good mid-iron. But I am very encouraged with my game. I had a soft cap a couple of weeks ago but that is gone and 3 of my last 4 scores are the lowest of the season. Many thanks to my club professional for his guidance.
First off, every golfer will 3 putt, but in your case you indicate it is happening often and it's
good that you have recognized this.
I suggest first practice short straight putts (around 5-7 ft) to build your confidence.
A good putt will end up within 6 inches of the hole if not made.
You can practice indoor or outdoor, with the use of several dimes.
Lay the dimes about two feet increments on the line of the putt for visual targets.
I like using a laser light indoors which give me a good visual of the ball rolling towards the target.
Then after you gain confidence, you should learn to control the speed/distance of the putt.
Again, practice (5-7 ft) around the entire hole on a putting green with slope/break.
Then practice longer putts (25ft plus) and try to control the distance where you are achieving the putts
to stop about 5 feet or less from the target.
My goal is to have putts stop less than 2 feet past the hole on every putt if I do not make them.