29 Oct '13, 2pm

My putting-style test reveals the pace you should use -- fast or slow -- to drain big breakers

My putting-style test reveals the pace you should use -- fast or slow -- to drain big breakers

There are two ways to sink a breaking putt: 1) Float the ball softly from above the hole so that it dies over the high-side edge, or 2) drill it over the front lip. Plenty of die putters have won multiple majors (does the name “Nicklaus” ring a bell?), while some of the game’s greatest players have favored the high-speed route (see Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods or the subject of this month’s cover story, Brandt Snedeker). Obviously, both techniques work. The trick is finding the one that works best for you. So ask yourself: Do you typically make big-breaking putts by letting them trickle in softly from above, or by drilling them into the hole? Be honest. Forget that it’s probably safer to die the ball, because there’s less chance to run it well past the cup, leaving a tricky comebacker. Forget also that rolling the ball faster helps it hug a straighter line, which is easier t...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/instruction/how-putt-perfect-pace-dav...

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