When you visualise the ball, do you see that ball rolling at a continuous pace once you’ve made a putt?

That’s the question Gary Nicol wants you to think about when you’re putting on the greens.

Putts have to reduce in speed, but for some reason we assume that the ball is going to travel at a level pace from start to finish. If that happened when would the ball stop?

Gary gets Michael Helyard to hit a putt and they take a look at the Trackman numbers.

The skid distance is 27 inches which means the ball has skidded 2 feet before it’s even started rolling. The speed drop is key because if you can keep the speed drop at a consistent pace that means you can control the pace, and we all know pace is king.

Watch the full video above for more advice from Gary.