Distance


Distance

Q: What are “pace, speed, and  tempo” and how do they relate to “putt distance”?

“Pace” and “speed” both refer to the velocity of the golf ball after it has been struck by the putter. The higher the velocity… the faster the ball travels… and naturally, the farther it travels as well. Therefore, “putt distance” is a direct result of the “pace” or “speed” of the golf ball.

Q: What controls “pace” and “speed”?

It is generally accepted that the length of a putting backstroke should be the sole factor in determining the “pace” or “speed” of the golf ball. The faster you want to have the ball travel — the longer the length of a putting backstroke. Your putting stroke should always have the same evenly paced tempo, and your backstroke length should be the only thing changing the speed of the ball.

Q: How can I practice and develop good “distance control”?

“Distance control” refers to how well a golfer is able to judge and control the distance he or she putts the ball. This also is sometimes referred to as “feel”.

Q: Is there a direct relationship between “backstroke length” and “putt distance”?

Yes… or at least, there should be. Unfortunately, however, many amateur golfers fail to realize this and are not consistent in their execution of similar length putts, resulting in  erratic putt distances.

Q: How can I practice and develop good “backstroke length”?

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