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Posted by: user25268 | Mon 17th Dec 2007 20:22 | Last Reply

when using a putter from off the green, does this count as a putting stroke or in other words do putts only count towards putting average when taken on the green. iv'e never been sure about this.

p.s merry christmas in advance

re: putts
Reply : Mon 17th Dec 2007 20:41

It is not a putt if it is not on the green, it is just a normal stroke opted to be played with a putter.

On the links I have often used the putter from as far as fifty yards from the green.

re: putts
Reply : Tue 18th Dec 2007 08:19

And it goes straight into the hole...

re: putts
Reply : Tue 18th Dec 2007 18:49

No putts!

re: putts
Reply : Thu 20th Dec 2007 22:13


Only putts actually taken on the green count as a putting stroke. I know this because I have spent the last two years counting putts from off the green, only to have been told recently that you do not count these. I thought if you had a putter in your hand, that's a putt.

I expect my putting average to drop dramatically next year!

Hope this is right, I am sure someone will tell us if it is not.

re: putts
Reply : Fri 21st Dec 2007 08:41

And in reverse is'nt it true that you don't have to use a putter when on the green..

I seem to remember John Daly hitting a wedge once on the green..

Now if your not using a putter on the green is it a putt...

re: putts
Reply : Mon 24th Dec 2007 15:12

Nice to see Tim posted ;-)

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