Don't Lag Behind With This Special Tip
Speaker 1: Lag putting is an art.
It takes time.
It takes practice.
Really, what you're trying to do is just get it close enough so that you can make the second putt.
I've got now a three footer here, but again, understand there are certain things you have to do when you are lag putting.
One, when you have a really long putt, understand that when you are reading greens, if there is a lot of break to it, play more break than you think.
They've done studies with a robot and if, let's say the robot to make the putt at six feet out of break.
Well, if that robot plays four feet of break, the ball ends up six feel below the hole.
If you play eight feet of break, so two feet more, the ball will end up a foot just on top of the hole.
Again, understand that when you have a lot of break, play more break.
That will first allow you to not three putt as much and help you with the lag putts.
Number two, if you have a long distance putt, understand what it is like you to do.
If it is really long, you're probably going to leave it shot.
That's what you will do.
What I like to do, and it's actually not my tip, it's a tip I stole from Ben Crenshaw.
All we're going to do is we're going to get here and we're going to stand a little bit taller.
If I'm normally this far bent over, just straighten my arms.
This allows me to see the line just a little bit farther, or a little bit better.
Number two, as I get here, my stroke can get a little bit bigger and then finally I want to use a little bit of wrist.
I want to have what I create or call flow, have a little bit of flow so you can hit that ball that extra distance.
Understand that lag putting when I teach my putting I break the fundamentals into three areas, speed, roll, and break.
Speed is practice.
When you break it down in the simplest form, speed is practice.
Having said that, there is some technique and knowledge that you need to know.
If you've got a long putt, stand a little bit taller.
Flow your wrist so that way you can get that extra distance without having to use your body.
That, and make sure you read plenty of break.
That will have you lag putting a lot closer to make that second putt.
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