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A hole in one – almost

A hole in one – almost

Have you ever got a hole in one? A few weeks ago, I came within 2 inches of paying for a very expensive round of drinks from 121 yards off the 14th tee at the Portal Championship course in Cheshire. Unfortunately, an 'almost hole in one' doesn’t count. At least the...

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How to break 36 putts

How to break 36 putts

How many putts per round (PPR) do you take?  Less than 36? And do you record your putting stats? Using a PuttBANDIT ball marker has helped me to regularly get below 36 putts per round. But how many putts should we be taking based on our handicaps? Definitions...

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Golf Ball Marker | PuttBANDIT | Golfer on knees
Why didn’t I win The Open?

Why didn’t I win The Open?

This is the question that every final round player, except Cameron Smith, will have asked themselves last Sunday night. All those who fell short will have sat down with their teams on Monday morning, reviewed their data, drawn conclusions and started working on the...

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Golf resolutions 2022

Golf resolutions 2022

When it comes to making New Year’s resolutions, I don’t make many, let alone write them down and publish them. But this year, I’m making an exception when it comes to golf goals. I really want to get to a single-figure handicap index by year end. It’s going to take...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Putting Line
Putting the percentages

Putting the percentages

How often do you step up to a 6-foot putt and expect to sink it? What about 10 feet? I always have great expectations of my putting but then I looked at the data from the PGA tour. They miss less putts than me, but to be fair, they don’t have wet, bobbly, winter...

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PuttBANDIT | Putting Marker | Golf course
From T71 to Claret Jug

From T71 to Claret Jug

What a difference a week can make when it comes to golfing performance. One week, you’re struggling - the next, you’re The Champion Golfer of the Year. How does that happen? Can’t buy a putt At the Scottish Open, the traditional preparation and jet lag cure for The...

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Open to learning?

Open to learning?

It’s amazing what you can learn by just watching golfers play golf - live. Watching tournament highlights videos is ok but you just don’t get to see the player’s full process - the way they prepare, the studying of the data, their pre-shot routines, shot execution...

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How big are your greens?

How big are your greens?

I’m not talking about the size of your vegetables but those patches of turf we spend our days trying to hit in regulation. How can you miss? My last round of golf included just 7 greens in regulation - that’s about 40%, compared to a PGA tour pro’s GIR  stats of...

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PuttBANDIT | Visibly Better Putting | Measuring tools
Going the distance

Going the distance

Last week the R&A and USGA released ‘The Distance Insight Report,’ delivering a comprehensive 102 pages of research data and analysis about the contributors to, and long-term impacts of, hitting distance in golf. 100 long years If you pride yourself on your...

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