Lag Putting Tips

The good news is that you’re on the green. The bad news is your 40 feet away. I would much later be much closer to the hole. But when I must lag, I’ve found the these lag putting tips to work well for my game.

Make the Hole Bigger

The target for lag putting is that little hole. That’s too small a target. You need to be aiming for a much bigger target.

Picture a three foot hole. Go on, see the hole grow to 3 feet in diameter. Now, tell me that hitting a three foot target isn’t easier than hitting a 4-1/4 inch target.

Aim for the bigger target, you’ll relax mentally and physically. In lag putting, the goal is to get close and making the putt is secondary.

Test the Greens

Standing over a 40 foot putt is too late to be thinking about testing the greens a your lag stroke. Check out Pre-Round Putting Drills for more on that. Somehow find a few minutes to test the greens for the day a find your lag stroke before you begin the round.

Watch Your Play Partners

Watch what’s happening with other players, especially if you know they’re decent putters. If they’re lag putts are short or long, take that into consideration.


Lag putting is an importantpart of the golf game. Solid lag putting will lower your score and keep 3 putts away. Watch other putting, test the greens and see a 3 foot hole.

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