Try these tips for getting the ball on line
Solve breaking putts: Knock them in more often.
How do you aim a long breaking putt? Well, you have a few options. Dave Stockton and Arnold Palmer have advised me over the years to pick a spot right in front of the ball on the path to the putt’s apex, or highest point of the break.Another strategy is to aim further down the line, about halfway, at the actual apex.
My preferred method is a little di erent. First, I gure out how much the putt will break.Then, I pick a spot that’s an extension of that path to the apex, all the way out to hole-high (above).This allows me to treat a big breaker like it’s a straight putt. I simply aim at that spot even with the hole.
Average golfers tend to underplay break, because their focus is typically on the hole and not on getting the ball on the correct path.These options move the emphasis away from the cup and help you start the ball on a line that gives it a chance to drop. –