The harder you try to make a putt the less likely it will go in. The best putters see a line and a speed and simply roll it with feeling. It may sound counterintuitive, but to be a player who makes more putts you need to turn the effort down. Success on the greens starts with an understanding that some putts will go in and some won’t. This frees the mind to think less and feel more. It also takes the pressure off. A carefree putt will always have a greater chance of being holed. If you can develop a system for rolling the ball towards your target and accept whatever happens then you’ll start to see more putts drop. Try less, make more.
Each day I post a short golf story like this on my Instagram page @JayRevellWrites – now I’m bringing those musings to my website. Be sure to check in each day for my latest expressions on the game!
If you enjoy these daily stories, you might like my new book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. It debuted earlier this Summer as the #1 new release golf book on Amazon.