The Fall Line is The True Downward
Direction of the Slope.
Knowing the direction of the slope will help you determine exactly which way your ball will break at the hole.
A Decision of Golf recommends that when cutting a hole on a slope, the hole should be cut vertically. This permits the flagstick to be as nearly upright as possible.
Regardless of how the hole is cut, plumb with the contour of the green or vertical as recommended, the hole will have one and only one high point when it is on a sloping surface.
If you want to improve your putt reading and predict how your ball will break at the hole, you must train your eye to see this high point.
Once you know the slope through the hole from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock, the direction of break from all sides of this line is always the same.
It is as EASY as that when you train your eye with the Fall Line Putt Reader.
The most common putts in a round of golf are in the makeable
range of four to five feet. These are the putts you would like to hole and get
frustrated if you keep missing them. Miss enough of then and it backs up into
your whole game.
Bad strokes are responsible for some of your misses, but a good number of your misses will be the result of a misread. In other words, the result of poor putt reading.
If you want to start holing more of these putts, then there are two things you have to do:
Mapping the Greens at your local course will help you build up a mental picture of each green.
You should find the most probable hole locations and then mark the local Fall Lines on a rough sketch of each green. Next time you play the course you will have a handy reference to help you make more putts.