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I've started posting some golf myths on Twitter recently, and I'd like to save them here for a few reasons: To help me not re-use a number accidentally. To further educate people here who may not be on Twitter. To discuss other possible myths you'd like to see me expose. To collect them all in one place. To discuss the myths I do publish, and your thoughts, feedback, and opinions on them. Here are the first three. I'm sure I've published some in the past, but these all fit the format I have in mind going forward.
Off the top of my head (i.e. I'll probably kick myself later for forgetting anywhere between one and three), here are the top five myths in golf: The relative importance of putting versus the full swing, at all levels of the game. Putting is not important, and has the lowest Separation Value® of the four main areas of the game (driving, approach shots, short game, putting). The ball flight laws. The ball starts closer to where the face is pointing than the path, often quite a bit more so. This single piece of information is responsible for many, many people going down the wrong pa