Fast greens are hard. Hard greens are smooth. Smooth greens are consistent. And what you need more than anything else are consistent greens!
Evaluating putts is the key to becoming great at reading greens and anticipating break. Four simple rules will make you superb at both!
What happens to a golf ball when you putt across a curved ridge? This article removes the mystery to give you a clear picture of what happens.
Dear Golf Announcers: When you’re evaluating a putt on TV, please get it right!
Putting straight is the first requirement for good putting. It’s easy to verify that you can do that. Once you know you can do it — reliably and repeatedly — good putting boils down to just two things: read and speed.
“Play it as it lies” is a time-honored concept in golf. But it’s killing the game, not promoting it. A better principle is “Keep it fast, Keep it fun.”
Hover your putter to eliminate the tendency to occasionally scuff the ground — probably the leading cause of 3-putts from any distance.
The USGA and the Royal and Ancient society are making a concerted effort to improve the rules of golf. It’s a good step in a badly needed direction — but they don’t go far enough.
Sometimes, you have one of those rounds where every putt seems to miss by an inch. Actually, that is a great sign!
When you miss by just a little, you shouldn’t necessarily blame your read. In some cases, a slight adjustment to speed would show you that your read was actually perfect.