You face a huge breaking putt, what's the best way to read it? PGA coach Simon Garner gives us a great practice drill

Ed Greenland's picture
Mon, 24 Jun 2013

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Swivel on the spot to you know the straight line

Use your feet and body to understand which way the gradient is sloping by swivelling on the spot slowly, seeing which foot you need to put more pressure on to stay stable.

Find the straight line (the line where the ball will run straight down the slope), face up the slope and if the pressure is on your toes then look to see where your ball is, if it's on your right hand side it's a right to left putt.

At this point you understand the severity of the slope's gradient and roughly where you need to play your ball, the aim point.