Reading Green to Get a Better Score

Reading Green to Get a Better Score

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Since: Dec 12


#1 Jan 16, 2013
Playing a new golf course can be a great experience. But it can also be a big disappointment when you shoot way over your average because you can't figure out the nuances of the greens. No matter how good of a putter you are at your home course, you are doomed if you can't figure out the line. When faced with a strange golf course, I have found three things to be very helpful in reading the greens and in the confidence of my reads.

Although there are many things to consider when attempting reading the green, the two key areas you mainly need to focus on are the speed of the green, and the line you need to take. A good tip to remember is that the faster you hit your ball with best golf clubs, the less the slope or gradient of the green is going to affect your putt, and vise versa. So for example, if you have a long putt, the breaks in the green are going to have less impact on your golf putt because longer putts need to generate more speed in order to get to the target.

Finding the highest point is an old golfing trick, but a good one. Before taking you putt look around the green and find its highest point. Once you know the highest point imagine a bucket of water being poured on it. Try to picture exactly where the water will flow. Doing this will give you an idea of the slope of the green. You can also judge the slope by looking large bodies of water near by. In general the green will always fall towards the water.

Remember to read the green from all possible angles. Even as you approach the green there may still be something you can see that you may not be able to close up. Reading the green from further away will usually give you a better idea of what to expect from your golf putt with taylormade rocketballz sale. When possible, try reading your putt from a lower level. Viewing the green from a lower level will give you a better idea of which way the green will break.

Always have two or three practice putts next to the ball and stand in the same orientation as the putt stance required. This mimics your desired putt for real and gives your brain a chance to "Feel and Figure" what it needs to do to get the ball into the hole. Also, make sure that you are fully focused on your target while making these practice putts with taylor made r11 irons.

Finally let me say that great putting comes from instinctive trust and learning but it is not necessarily an overnight change. Sticking to instinctive putting for a period of 6 months will bring great rewards but do it for a week or two and you are wasting your time. Instinctive putting will get stronger with time as your brain builds a bigger and bigger database of information about how to putt so be patient if you are new to the game. The more time you spend practicing and experimenting with instinctive putting the faster your progress will be.

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