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I was just watching a video on YouTube of a show from the early 1960s called Celebrity Golf. It was a half-hour show with Sam Snead taking on a celebrity in a nine-hole match for charity. The episode I just watched was with James Garner. When Garner would putt he would use his putter as a plumb bob in order to see the break on a putt. At the end of the match Garner explained how it works. Seems interesting. Anybody here ever try it?

 

 

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Don't do it!  It doesn't show you the break of a putt, it only indicates the slope under your feet and only then if you do it correctly.  Instead, read the putt from the hole back taking into consider

Aimpoint express is the new plumb bob

Not this again....🤦‍♂️

Been doing it for years. Some may say its nonsense but to me it's pretty reliable on those putts with very little break.

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Don't do it!  It doesn't show you the break of a putt, it only indicates the slope under your feet and only then if you do it correctly.  Instead, read the putt from the hole back taking into consideration that the slope will have more effect near the hole when the ball is moving it's slowest.  If you aren't first to putt, watch every putt before you to see what it does at the hole, (which way does the ball settle?).  From there, work back to an apex point from where you think the ball will start to move towards the hole...then, pick a start line that rolls the ball towards this spot.  Reading the putt from the hole backwards, stopping along the way to feel the subtle breaks with your feet and balance will tell you much more....it will indicate the slope between your ball and the hole.

http://www.puttingzone.com/MyTips/plumb.html 

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24 minutes ago, DShepley said:

The ones you can hit inside the hole with pace?

 

Yes Sir, just inside the cup or at the edge.

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