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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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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 | Visibly Better Putting | Landing strip
Vernier acuity

Vernier acuity

Vernier acuity isn’t the latest French golfing prodigy. It is the ability to detect misalignment amongst parallel line segments. Put plainly, it’s why stripes can help you putt better. Get perspective Imagine a long straight road - or runway. The farther you look...

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PuttBANDIT | Visibly Better Putting | Golfer holding clubs in fron of her eyes
Wear glasses? Missing putts?

Wear glasses? Missing putts?

I’m passionate about finding repeatable and reliable ways to improve my game. I’m also very shortsighted and wear varifocal glasses. I’ve worn glasses since before I began golfing as a junior, and through the years, I’ve noticed how my eyes can sometimes deceive me...

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PuttBANDIT | Visibly Better Putting | Balls in a row
Drawing a line

Drawing a line

I can’t imagine going out to play golf and not having a line on my golf ball. Anything that conforms to the rules of golf that helps me stroke the ball in the intended direction is worth a try. I even use the line to help me focus on my swing path on the tee. To...

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PuttBANDIT | Visibly Better Putting | A woman having a golfing lesson
A lesson in golfing life

A lesson in golfing life

My brother, Paul and I — I’m Neil by the way — came up with PuttBANDIT because we wanted to be better golfers (for the full story, see our About Us page). We’re not the best golfers. We may dream of being scratch golfers, hitting the ball 300 yards and turning the...

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PuttBANDIT | Visibly Better Putting | Little girl blowing the ball into the hole
When’s a gimme not a gimme?

When’s a gimme not a gimme?

Definition: A gimme (spelling may vary) is a short putt that an opponent excuses you from playing because it’s deemed unmissable. There is no mention of this word in the official rules of golf, and gimmes are not permitted in stroke play, but are commonplace in...

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