Quick disclaimer: I’m a data nerd by day but when I’m on a golf course I’m a feel player through and through. I can feel out a draw or a fade in my hands. Thinking about face-to-path makes perfect sense to me but doesn’t help me feel it. Bryson and I would NOT get along.
In the last 3 years I’ve change putting grip styles, stroke arcs, actual grips on my putter, and practice methods. All in search of what feels right. I’ve had (short) streaks of otherworldly putting in there but nothing that’s stuck… The Southwest Chapter of RACDG can attest to my poor putting… I 3-putted 3 times on the back nine at our last meet. One of those was from inside of 10 feet with an eagle opportunity…
This is my call for help. Help me understand the putting stroke so I can find the “feel” that sticks. Get nerdy if you know the physics. Or don’t and just type what you “feel” in your putting stroke. I haven’t had sub-30 putts in an 18 hole round in over a year and I’m desperate.
Edit: “Over a year” didn’t feel right so I went to my tracking app and checked. In the 3 years of rounds I have, the fewest putts for an 18 hole round is 31. Even the multiple rounds in the mid 70s… 31, 32, and 33 putts. Three putts everywhere… I’m feeling ill.