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Fringe Lagging

I think that practicing really long putt can be a great habit to get in to if you want to eliminate three putts. If you cna control your speed from 50 or 60 feet, then usually controlling your speed from 30 feet is a piece of cake. Use the fringe to add variety to your distances and give a clear zone for accepable distance. I think this is better than doing long putts to a whole, where you may be discouraged by not making these putts.

Tags: Practice Strategies, Beginner

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This putting game is fringe lagging. So basically I've got a handful balls and

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grab it about five. I'm going to hit puts to different spots. So from this

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one particular spot, I'm going to hit to different angles and my goal is to

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finish this within one foot of the fringe. So this is a speed control game, not

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really a target game because I'm just kind of picking a vague spot on the

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fringe. Now you can be real tough and say if it goes into the fringe it doesn't count.

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So that's over one. Now we're going to aim a little bit further down the line.

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And it's a good way to kind of start working on, let's over to with the same

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distance into the fringe. So I'm calibrated a little strong today. But this is a

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great game for working on controlling whether it's length of putt, pace of putt,

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kind of refining that skill of how you controlled speed. So now go a little bit

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further down. And the more thing that's going to be point. All right, so that

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one for three. The the flatter the green, the easier it's going to be, the more

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that you have to work around hills, the more challenging it's going to be, but

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also the less sensitive you're going to be as to how well you did with controlling

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either the pace or the distance. So we'll go a little bit further.

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And might come up short. I was trying to gauge this little downhill. I think

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you got in. Nope. One for four. Now we're going to go kind of all the way

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down towards that tree. All right, so two for five. Not my best, but a good

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way to work on distance control. You can free pace and put targets so that you

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kind of have an idea of how you're calibrating and how you're gaging. But it's a

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good way to give you a target and solid feedback as far as how well you're

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controlling the pace of your stroke.

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