Something for the Weekend: Sense a feel for putting speed, says Kenny Perry

Take some advice from the former Ryder Cupper in the latest of our weekly tips service

Bob Warters
Fri, 22 Feb 2013

After a putting tip from Brandt Snedeker – the best in the world right now – we decided to stay on the dance floor for our latest Something for the Weekend.

Some of us are born with the ability to feel a sense of how much pace to put on a putt, but former Ryder Cup player Kenny Perry says this is rare and it’s something we have to work at week-by-week.

“I spend a lot of time on the practice putting green, hitting 30- to 40-foot putts so I can develop a sense of speed,” he says.

“I see guys in Pro-Ams drop three balls six feet from a hole, nail a few then head to the first tee.

“How in the world are you going to get a feel for speed from three- and six-foot putts? Anyone can figure out how hard to hit them. It’s the long ones you have to practice to get your feel for speed.”

Consider yourselves well and truly told. Try it this weekend and let us know how you get on.

Do you have any putting tips you wish to share? Come on in to our instruction forum, or you can tweet us @Golfmagic.

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