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Reading the Break: Why All Breaking Putts are Speed Putts

Reading the break starts with gauging the speed at which your ball is likely to roll enroute to the hole. Except for straight up and down putts on the Fall Line, all putts break one way or the other.

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Fast Greens: The Need for Speed Can Ruin Your Putting and Your Game

Fast greens are not what every golfer needs. In fact, the opposite is the case as they soon lead to fearful putting. A sensible speed for a green is one that is challenging, not treacherous.

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Putter Acceleration: A Need for Putter Head Speed in Distance Control

Putter Acceleration on your downstroke is essential for accurate distance control. However, this does not mean consciously speeding up your stroke as your putter head approaches the ball.

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Aiming Method X: How to Use the Fall Line to Find Your Aimpoint

Aiming Method X is a useful technique for finding the aimpoint for a breaking putt that you have a 50% or better chance of holing. For the average golfer this could be for putts within six foot.

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Sloping Greens: The Forces that Cause Your Ball to Break a Certain Way

Sloping greens are necessary to maintain the health of the grass as they allow the water to drain away. Each green has its own personality, and it is up to you to be able to read its characteristics.

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Putterface Alignment: A Different Approach to Using Line on Your Ball

Putterface Alignment is the bugbear of every golfer. It is not easy from a side-on position. Golfers know it and have resorted to using a line on their ball to align more accurately to their target.

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