Lucy Locket
By Lucy Locket

Picture the scene: you hit a great drive, right in the middle of the fairway. You follow it up with a quality approach into the heart of the green. You are staring down a birdie and then, you three-putt. You walk to the next tee frustrated. You not only missed birdie, but didn't even make par.

Often the cause of a three-putt is a poorly paced first putt. In this video, Justin Rose explains how to improve the pace of longer putts to prevent those frustrating bogeys.

15, 30, 45ft Drill

Justin's drill involves making out a distance from the hole at 15, 30 and 45 feet. From each of those spots, hit one putt to the hole. The idea is to try and get the ball rolling to the hole, but concentrating on pace. The reason he suggests just hitting one putt is to simulate on-course conditions when you don't get a second chance to hit a putt.

Doing The Drill

When hitting the putts it is important you go through your normal putting routine. Take time over each putt and try and roll the ball towards the hole with the best possible pace. The idea is that you are trying to hole the putt, but you want to ensure your second putt is an easy tap-in.