Tips from the Tour: Becky Brewerton
Speed the key to putting success
As I discovered recently when playing in the ISPS Handa Ladies Masters pro-am at The Buckinghamshire, we can all learn so much from how the professional golfers on the Ladies European Tour go about their business of keeping their scores to a minimum.
I was particularly impressed by the putting of Becky Brewerton former Solheim and Curtis Cup player now coached by former Golfmagic editor Martin Park, who now has his own golf academy on the island of Bornholm in Denmark.
"Speed and distance are so important in putting so in a practice round I have my own routine," says Becky.
"Rather than just putt for the hole I measure out a triangle with tees two to three shoe-lengths apart.
"I putt three balls to these from different distances - 10, 15, 20 feet - and try to get all three within the triangle successively before moving to a longer distance.
"Picking the line is not so difficult with practice putting, it's getting a feel for the speed that is more important - and this helps me. Give it a try and I'm sure it will help you to judge the speed of the greens more accurately and therefore hole more putts."
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