Some Excellent Green Reading Tips to Help You Hole More Putts

With the “scoring zone” being 50 yards and in, this area is essentially the most important part of the game and it is worth spending a good portion of your practice time here.

In this video, Jeff Ritter shows us an effective way to read greens and improve our scores through better putting. Green reading is an integral part of any good pre-shot routine on the putting green and we can always get better at it.


In the Golf State of Mind Audio Teaching, I talk about how to develop a strong routine for better green reading and this video includes a few of those elements. We can hugley increase our chances of holing a putt before the ball is struck and this is why this it is considered to be part of the “mental game“.

Helpful tips include visualizing where water would run if you poured a bucket of water on the green and feeling the ground beneath your feet to better judge the slopes. Remembering to look at the putt from as many different angles as possible (not just behind the ball) and not under-reading the break will also help you make more putts.


David MacKenzie

is a golf coach and golf publisher and lives in Washington DC. He is the founder of Golf State of Mind a teaching program designed to help golfers eliminate negative mental interference and play with confidence.

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