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Now putting could be described as a great leveler or a great equalizer, because it takes all different sizes and shapes of the body, big hitters, short hitters, older guys, younger guys. And it brings them onto a perfectly level playing field where physical strength, height, weight, illness, injury doesn’t really affect a golfer who is trying to hit a ball from here to a flag 15 feet away. You know if you put like somebody on a 300 yard hole, clearly the bigger, stronger, more athletic, and fitter guy should have an advantage all things being equal, over and above a ten year old kid or a 70 year old lady. But actually when we come down to putting stroke the movement is here to here. It’s not that difficult to do. Any of those three different types of people can achieve that sort of stroke. So it’s a great leveler, a great equalizer.

I also think its one area where pressure plays more of an important fact than maybe any other part of someone’s game. It’s probably an area where people practice less. It’s probably an area where golf instruction, golf tuition, golf coaches spend less time focusing and it’s not necessarily the glamorous side of the game. Not compared to booming the ball down there 250 yards. But when we look at a player like Jordan Spieth who has just very recently won the 2015 Tour Championships, won the FedEx $22,000,000 in a year. You look at a player like Jordan Spieth. He’s been not spectacular to hit a green, but he’s definitely been spectacular holding putts. Clutch putt after clutch putt, 25, 30 feet in, in, in, in, in. And I think after a season like that watching Jordan Spieth hold putt after putt, there will be a fair few guys taking the off season this year focusing and practicing on improving their putting and I think that’s an area of the game that you can work on too.