In order to complete some of your best golf shots you should learn to putt from the fringe instead of risking a run-away chip or pitch.
The reason why you will be able to complete some of the best golf shots of your life by putting rather than chipping or pitching from the fringe is you have better odds of getting your ball nearer the cup, if not within the cup, by putting.
I once recall an article which stated that Arnold Palmer told Jack Nicklaus that you should always putt from the fringe instead of trying to chip or pitch the ball close to the cup, if at all possible.
I recently heard Hank Haney also expound on this golf method: putt rather than chip or pitch from the fringe whenever possible.
One of the best ways to save strokes when your ball is lying on the fringe of a green is to consider putting the ball instead of risking an errant chip or pitch shot.
One way to improve your golf game significantly is to spend sufficient practice time putting from the fringe of various greens on courses you play often.
You may want to compare the odds of getting “down in two” when putting and chipping from the same spot of different fringes of greens on courses you regularly play.
I believe you most likely will find the odds are much better of your ball rolling nearer the hole when putting rather than when attempting a chip or pitch from the same spot.
The odds are that if would you spend merely one-half of your practice time putting from the fringe of various greens on course you regularly play as you spend practicing with your woods and irons, you could expect to knock several strokes off your score in a matter of weeks.
Just because the odds of getting your ball nearer the cup, if not within it, when putting instead of chipping or pitching from the fringe of a green does not mean the same proposition holds true when your ball is in deep rough around a green.
It is most difficult to putt from deep rough surrounding a green.
Even when there is minimum rough, you study the situation very carefully before electing to putt instead of to chip.
I sometimes will putt rather than chip or pitch from very light rough around a green but it takes a lot of practice to do so effectively.
I use the Locked-In Putting System™ that is discussed at http;//lockedinputting.com in order to have the best chance of getting my ball near, if not within the cup, when putting from the fringe of a green.
Try putting instead of chipping or pitching from the fringe of a green anytime you can in order to complete the best golf shots of your life.
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