Dave Pelz 2012
To avoid three-putting long putts, golfers need to: (1) have their “touch” on high alert, (2) carefully observe the last five feet of their first putt’s roll to see how it breaks, and (3) stay positive and focused when the winds of the golf gods unexpectedly give them a second putt that is longer than they deserve. This is important, because three-putts often do more than waste one stroke: They can demoralize and anger a golfer, and often trigger disasters on subsequent holes. Putting Games
Annika Sorenstam 2004
I divide every long putt into two segments, walking halfway to the hole and making practice strokes from there while looking from the ball to the hole. When I read a long putt, I’ll pick an intermediate point about halfway to the hole and aim for that point. Then I’ll picture the putt rolling over that spot.