What’s your putting tempo

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By CBurgoa

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  1. I find it funny, when I putt from fringe or long I putt with an even long stroke and get good to ok results, but short (6 ft or under) putts I tend to push or pull while using the same tempo but shorter backstroke length, I also misread speeds. So now I putt short with a quicker snappier putt and have been getting consistently better results. Can anyone relate?

  2. Lance P

    Lance P
    Hillsborough, NC

    If it works for you employing a Sneds-like "pop" stroke then keep it going! I try to use a 1-2-3-4stroke. I say to myself "E S P N" and try to mimic the cadence. Back on the E S and thru on the P N.
  3. TT Member

    TT Member
    Hertfordshire, UK

    25% back, 75% through - Phil Mickelson Secrets of the Short Game.. well worth watching.
  4. Mike M

    Mike M
    Salem MA

    I'm a die putter.My tempo is quick and ugly. Although I read putts quite well, I'm usually short. Left 2 on the lip yesterday and had 2 others do a 360 around the hole.Oh well.......
  5. Christopher V

    Christopher V
    Edmond, OK

    My stroke and tempo were awful for a long time until I went to club champion and got fit for the correct putter type and toe hang. It made a world of difference in cleaning up my stroke and tempo and I was able to refine it from there. Anyone who hasn't been fitted for the club you use the most, its an absolute must!
  6. Darryl M

    Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

    My tempo is attached to my reading backwards from hole to the ball. As I bring my eyes back to the ball I take the club back then thru similar to a pop stroke. I've been more consistent doing this. It prevents me from taking my eyes behind the ball watching my putter head on the takeaway and missing my mark & the putt. Follow through is about 50% shorter than my takeaway on most putts.

  7. Todd T

    Todd T
    San Diego, CA

    I use a metronome and keep beeps between 75-80 BPM, pretty easy to use a cell phone app to get you going in right direction!

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