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Reading Greens

Reading greens is the art of studying the undulation and slope of the land to determine which way the ball will "break" or roll as it runs towards the hole. Reading greens should start as the player approaches the green and continue until they are ready to begin their pre-shot routine.

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  • Reading the Green Correctly is as Important as Picking the Right Speed

    Read for speed. Getting the read right is just as important as getting the speed correct. Consider an up hill right to left breaking putt. If you under read the break it could cause your ball to pick up speed and roll too far. The opposite is true for over reading. If you play it too high, the ball can slow up leaving the putt short.

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