Reading the Green

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Reading the Green
Category: Reading Greens
Sub-Category: Psychology, Putting

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Reading the Green

Distance control is the most important aspect in putting but you still have to be able to figure out which way your ball will break. One thing to consider is when an architect designs a golf course he has to have at least a half-inch to an inch of slope for every 10 feet of green. So that means that every putt you have is either a little uphill, downhill or sidehill. There will never be a flat spot on the green. The best may to figure out your break is to imagine that you dropped a big bucket of water on the green. Where would the water flow? That is the direction you ball will break, in the direction the water would flow off the green. Examine the whole green, imagine your bucket of water dumping on the green and where does all the water go. Now when you look at your hole and you look at the break that you are going to have on your putt, remember that 85% of all putts are missed on the low side of the hole. That is why it is called the amateur side, when you miss on the low side of the cup. 85% people that putt think they are playing enough break but they do not. So play a little extra break because you have a much better chance of making a putt if it is coming in from the high side as opposed to the low side. Play more break, hit your putts the right speed and you are going to shoot lower scores.

About the Instructor
Hank Haney
Hank Haney
Hank Haney Golf Ranch
2791 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067
Tel: 972-315-5300

Hank Haney is the instructor to PGA Tour Pros Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #4 instructor in the world.


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