About 30 Putts

Why 30 Putts?

According to the USGA, the average golfer hits 40 putts per round, about 2.2 putts per hole. For the 2022-23 season, the average putts per round for a PGA Tour pro was 29.09. (Both Colin Morikawa & Kurt Kitayama averaged exactly 29.09 for the year.) Now most of us don’t have the talent to drive like Rory or hit a wedge like Phil and after 10,000 hours of practice, we still won’t. But everyone can putt. And everyone can get better at putting with practice. Yet check out any golf course on a busy Saturday morning and nearly every range position is filled and there are maybe four or five players on the putting green.

The Quickest Way to Lower Your Handicap

While we all want to stripe it down the center of the fairway, the easiest and most effective way to post lower scores is to improve your short game. The goals will vary from golfer to golfer and 30 putts won’t be everyone’s number, but what’s measured is managed. So whether its no 3-putts or averaging two putts per hole, time spent in pursuit of a putting goal will have a significant impact on your game and your handicap.

With as many as 40 putts per round, just a 10% improvement nets four less strokes. The great thing with putting is, those four strokes are very attainable. You don’t need to be a professional athlete or have an insane practice regiment, you just need to devote more practice time to your putter and a little less to your driver.

How 30 Putts Will Help

This site was built to be the top putting website and the ultimate putting resource. While always a work in progress, the goal is to have a repository with hundreds of putting drills, tips and instruction from the leading teaching pros along with reviews of everything that has to do with putting – books, training aids, YouTube videos, Instagram posts, and even the occasional TikTok. We read and watch it all so you don’t have to.

Like all things golf, we want this to be a community. We’re better together so please share what works for you or what doesn’t and follow us on social to see what’s new from our site and the 30 Putts community.

A good player who is a great putter is a match for any golfer. A great hitter who cannot putt is a match for no one.Ben Sayers, Scottish Professional Golfer, Golf Teacher, Course Designer, and Golf Equipment Manufacturer

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