Speed instincts? Every year, the speed of the greens at Augusta National Golf Club is one of the main discussion points at the Masters. Below is a thought from Pat O'Brien and SPi Instructor John Higgins.
When consistent contact is achieved, a golfer can correctly develop feel for distance control. By having a correct, neutral setup, the putter can swing as it was designed. Essentially, only one variable remains - the length of the backswing will control the length of the putt. When the golfer does not have to worry about stroke related thoughts, the focus can be on creating a good picture and tapping into the instincts. This is the only true way to match line and speed.