Tip Tuesday: Green Reading

Reading da Green

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this phrase before: “It’s drive for show and putt for dough.”

We’re back again this Tuesday before Turkey Day to dish out a helpful tip for reading the greens. 

Have you ever been tempted to flip to the last page of a book to find out the ending?  Well, when it comes to reading the greens, that’s exactly what we here at Billy Casper Golf encourage!

The best place to find your line is to start from the end.  First, pick a spot on the hole where you believe the golf ball will enter; remember the ball rarely enters the cup in the dead center.


Next, starting from that point, trace a line that your golf ball needs to follow to enter the cup over the desired spot.

Go over the line a couple times, then find the apex of the break and align your golf ball properly to it.

Make a few practice strokes, seeing your ball traveling along the line and dropping into the cup over your selected entry point.

Finally, trust your line and focus on the proper speed.  Speed is crucial; a putt left short missed 100% of the time, trust me on that one.

So there you have it!  Keep putting simple: pick your spot, trace the line, roll it and hole it!

And just remember, the best putters in the world make it just 52% of the time, so missing is ok.

Good luck trying to tell this little guy that.

Special thanks to @manfordvieira suggesting this Tip Tuesday.

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