Golf Tip – Reading Greens

June 23, 2016 Posted by Matt

reading greensReading greens is critical to good putting.  From behind your ball, check and see if there is a slope along the line of your putt.  Go to the low side of your putt and scan the green to gauge the amount of the slope.  Finally, check the line and slope from the opposite side of the hole paying special attention to the area near the hole.  On downhill putts it is especially important to look at the line from below the hole to get a good sense of the break and speed.  You should be ready to putt as soon as it is your turn, so do your reading in between times when others are putting.  Once you address the ball, visualize the path of the putt along the path you read, make a smooth putt and follow through the ball towards the hole!