Reading the green
A lot of amateurs read the green and then putt straight at the hole, or under-read the green. Look at a spot two metres right of the hole and two metres left of the hole and judge which is higher and which is lower. This will give you a general idea of fall of break. Lock in your mind the line of your putt first and then concentrate on length of the putt. Then look at the length of your putt from the side angle. The last thought you want over the ball is length, not line — as you have already decided this. A lot of putts are missed by getting over the ball and second guessing your read. Trust your first read on line and think length as you stroke.