- Jun 24, 2011
- Reaction score
- Probably in Norfolk VA
- 25.3 GRINT
Bingo! The pros are where they are because of 1000s of hours of practice, course knowledge and an understanding of outside factors that may effect their putts.The worse putter you are, the more luck is involved with making it. For me luck is 114%
Drive for show, put for dough!I would say half skill and half luck i don't really know though. Cause sometimes everything rolls in and sometimes it burns the edges. It can go either way on a specific day
But my dad has always told me putting is where you make your money
Im curious if you have spent much time around tour events and their practice routines?I'm probably in the minority here but I've never looked at putting as something that can be measured against what a "pro" could do versus what a weekend golfer can do.
In fact I think that of all the things in golf that we try to get good at, I think that putting is the one thing that anyone can get good enough at to be considered at least as good a putter as the average pro.
The reason I feel this way is because putting doesn't require any special level of "physicality", it doesn't require any unusual level of strength or conditioning and it doesn't require any specialized knowledge or execution of the swing.
Yeah that was from Bay Hill. I mean it was Billy Hurley, not Tiger Woods. I told him that I was a pretty good putter. I only got 7 out of 10 even through the thing (which I was pretty proud of), never mind making about 40 in a row. Watching what these guys do outside of TV is incredibly interesting. Its both humbling and mesmerizing.ummm yeah, I wouldnt even get it through there. It goes to show that you need to just focus on speed and the first couple of inches of the putt
No doubt, a guy that you never hear of with mad skills. I agree.Yeah that was from Bay Hill. I mean it was Billy Hurley, not Tiger Woods. I told him that I was a pretty good putter. I only got 7 out of 10 even through the thing (which I was pretty proud of), never mind making about 40 in a row. Watching what these guys do outside of TV is incredibly interesting. Its both humbling and mesmerizing.
He let me do it out there. He said the over/under was 6, so I got that. But I only made 5 out of the 10 (still not bad).No doubt, a guy that you never hear of with mad skills. I agree.
You have one or did he let you do it? or did I look to far into that post and miss the humor
I've been to tour events and I've seen pro's work out with drills and such.Im curious if you have spent much time around tour events and their practice routines?
I used to think this exact same thing. Then I spent time with them on the putting greens. Man its scary how different they are.
Truth be told, we could say the same thing about shooting a basketball, which might take repeatable movements, but not much more. Yet I dont think too many average amateurs would be as good with some practice and aim as an average NBA player.
As to giving them a run for their money. I used to say that too....Man was I wrong. I am a darn good putter at times (outing approved). Its not even close how much better even bad pros are than we are on the putting green. Im not sure if you have spent too much time around tour events or not, but next time you do go, check out the drills they are doing. Its sickening.
You know what?Ill put it another way. I have never seen you play. And I would give you 50 to 1 odds against most of the pros on tour and still put my money on them...Without even blinking. Spending time out on tour as I said before, humbled me more than I would have ever believed about my putting. Like you I thought I was that darn good at it. Heck those that come to outings have seen me putt and compliment it. Im a low handicap golfer (all because of short game) and I can tell you in 1000 putting competitions, I would win not a single one with any player on the PGA Tour. If even that many.
I think us as amateurs believe because we use the same equipment, can play the same courses in some cases, and practice what we think is the same way, that we can do the things these guys do. These guys are the elite of the elite in EVERY facet of the game.
Id love to be wrong though, and hope at some point you can come down to a THP Outing and showcase those skills. Would be honored to have you and see the exhibition.