Getting fewer putts per round is not easy and is something that must be practiced repeatedly overtime to improve and ultimately perfect your skills. Once you can get fewer putts per round, it will drastically improve your score and your overall game. To begin working on your putting, it is helpful to create your own personal pre-shot routine. This will help you to get into the same consistent habit of lining up the ball, stretching, and preparing your muscles to putt successfully. Here are some things to keep in mind to improve your putting: 

Know your surroundings

As many golfers have come to learn, every course is different in its own way, with some holes uphill and some downhill. Know exactly where you are standing and observe the green, and picture what your speed will look like. For example, if your shot is going uphill, you will know that a bit more pressure will be needed to get the ball moving. 

Get your alignment in order

You can focus on your alignment by checking out your club face and how you plan to control it through your grip. Obviously, the better your grip, the better your putt will be! When gripping, make a point to ensure that you are not gripping too softly or too hard, and that in both hands, your grip is running directly through the joints in your wrists. 

Control the distance

Get a good look at how far you need the ball to go, and, once you are aware of the distance, focus on your strength as well as the angle that you are putting at.