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When it comes to long putting, pace is integral.
If you want to avoid a three-putt and give youself the best chance of making the putt, get the pace right.
Before your round, practicing on a putting green with the same speed as the greens on the course is a huge advantage.
With one ball, go through your routine, aiming at the fringe of the green. The objective is to stop the ball as close to the fringe as possible. This will reduce the focus on the direction but increase the focus on the distance.
Line up three golf balls 20-feet from a hole. Go through your routine and roll each ball towards the hole, keeping your eyes fixed on where the ball lay. Guess to yourself where you think the ball finished, whether you 'feel' it went long, perfect or short of where you were aiming. Change the slope to uphill, downhill and breaking putts to develop your feel for distance control.
GOLFNET TIP: Practice your pace putting before starting your round.
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