One of our very valued members asked about the Blog entry concerning Matt Kuchar http://www.quickfixgolf.com/2012/10/16/is-your-golf-swing-picture-perfect-does-it-need-to-be/ where I mention that Matt did so well from 10 – 15 feet and in and getting it closer than most of the field from 100 yards out.
I like it when a member or student asks questions. It makes me re-think what I said and make sure I am getting my point across accurately. Sometime I could be wrong. Ask my wife, she’ll tell you!
Well our member asked, “I seem to recall you saying practice your six footers and your lag putts. How does that square with the statement below?” Well here’s my statement:
Maybe you need to adapt your practice habits to concentrate on 75 to 100 yard shots and 10 – 15 foot putts. Up and in from 100 yards out. Oh yea, he’s also rated 3rd in scrambling from the rough
Yes Matt had tremendous success from the 10 – 15 foot range. Better than the field! But in overall putts made vs. putts missed, the 5 to 6 foot range is the only distance that players have conversion numbers as high as 90+ %.
Putts made within 5 feet Louis Oosthuizen 98%
Putts made form 10 – 15 feet Y.E. Yang 40.83%
I guess he was putting out the Ying Yang! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!
Still the overwhelming comment on tour is, “you make all your money 80 yards and in.” The rest, (in my estimation) is just don’t hit it in the garbage. Move the ball around the obstacle course until you get near the green. Then like a good bull fighter, take out the red cape, your sword and let him have it!