How to Hit Breaking Putts
When hitting breaking putts, you need to do the following.
1) Pick a point to aim and set your putter face square to that aim
2) Align your body to your aim line
3) For right-to-left putt, try to roll it in on the right side of the hole
4) For left-to-right putt, try to roll it in on the left side of the hole
Speed of the Putt
The speed of the putt can change the line of a breaking putt. If the ball has more speed, the putt won't break as much. If the ball has less speed, the putt will break more.
So try to keep that in mind when hitting breaking putts.
Aim at a Spot?
Lots of teachers and pros tell you to pick a spot and try to hit it as if it were straight putt.
For right-to-left putt, you may pick a point 2 ball-length right of the hole and putt to that spot.
Some golfers do really well with this method.
But for me, I prefer to imagine the whole line of putt and try to roll it on that curving line.
You can use either method you want.
This technique is for advanced players. Some teachers who coach top players on PGA Tour sometimes suggest the technique below.
For right-to-left putt, position your ball 1 ball length right from your normal position.
For left-to-right putt, position your ball 1 ball length left from your regular ball position.
For right-to-left putt, players often miss it to the left of the hole. On the other hand, for left-to-right putt, players usually miss it to the right of the hole.
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