Beyond Billiards: Why Putting Matters

Many billiards players also love the game of golf, including the striking Ewa Laurance. There’s a lot of the same principles and mental toughness involved, not to mention a white ball and (usually) green playing surface. One of the simplest ways to improve your golf game is to simply improve your putting skills.

Why does putting matter so much? It’s the way to lower your score and separate yourself from the pack, it’s also one of the trickiest skills in any sport. So many players, even novice ones, can get on the green or near it fairly easily, but what separates a great player from an average player is the putting.

Looking at the best players on the PGA tour, they all have unbelievable putting statistics. During the 2013-14 season Luke Donald made 90.5 percent of putts from inside of 10 feet, proving that the reason PGA tours pros are so good is because they putt well.

There’s nothing more embarrassing than three putting, especially when you had a chance at birdie. Putting matters because it’s simply where you can make or break your game.

“You drive for show, but putt for dough.”


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