Read­ing the green

Inside Golf - - Instruction -

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.

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