Three putting is one of the biggest waste of shots on the golf course. There's nothing more frustrating than finding the green in regulation with two putts for a par, only to wind up taking three putts or worse and walk off feeling that you are frittering shots away.
Most club golfers average two three putts a round and we should all be aiming to have none. The main cause of three putts is poor pace control. If you don't roll your first putt the right distance you'll leave yourself a lot of work to hole out in two.
I've devised a very simple drill you can use on the practice putting green to improve your distance control. Watch this putting video tip and then go and put it into practice.