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
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.
Reply : Tue 18th Dec 2007 08:19
And it goes straight into the hole...
Reply : Tue 18th Dec 2007 18:49
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.
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...
Reply : Mon 24th Dec 2007 15:12
Nice to see Tim posted ;-)