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Does any one else count your putts. I don't do it every round but it seems like a legitimate way to see if I'm improving. Thoughts?

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Certainly. I try to keep an monthly average of putts per round--it won't necessarily tell you how you're putting (your driving may be exceptional and give you drop ins) but its a good place to start--another good practice is to keep track of how many 1 putts, 2 putts, 3 putts etc. per round you have--if you can limit the higher #'s you know you're improving!
seems just playing one hole at at time,one shot at a time,is enough,now add counting putts,seems like a distraction,take the mind out of the game can be good,and just let body and form take over
Counting putts is a good way of measuring improvement, however the process will be detrimental in the long run. Let your mind go and play the game. You will still need to keep score but your mind won't tend to get in the way. Overall if your score improves, then who cares how many putts you take to card the hole! Practice, practice, and more practice is the equilizer in any sport. You will get to a point in your game that the semantics of the sport will not matter...on the next hole you will have the ability to do great things. Take care and good luck, Corey
Practice is great, but poor practice is detrimental. Good information tells you how and what to practice; don't discount the importance of good information.

A good, unobtrusive way to keep track of your putts during a round is simply to mark a dot for each putt in the corner of the score square for each hole.
I count putts, but in a different way. I count only putts that I really should have made, for me that generally means 20 - 25 feet and in. You know the putts that I mean, the ones you would make most times in practice, but miss in competition. That way at the end of the round, if I have missed 6 putts that I really should have made, it is a great message to myself that my score should have been 6 strokes better and motivates me to practice.
hmmm. I never noticed if anyone else was counting my putts, but I don't see how that would improve my game.
working on form ,different speeds, uphill,downhill,putting, thats practice,working up a sweat,not playing 18 holes but time spent at the putting practice,counting missed or made putts sounds unproductive to me
Very well said. I have never heard of top pros, or anyone I've played with in the 2+ decades I've played, talk about counting putts. You'll know when you're doing good, charts won't help.
You should even keep score with a scorecard during a practice round so you don't have to think about that either. And don't add your score until after the 18th hole. All that helps more than knowing your over all stats.

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