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Short putt, downhill with some break
Let's say it's a short putt 3 or 4 feet. It's downhill with some slight break. So, it's quite debatable which way you should go for.

How do you play it? Let's say if you play no break (try to power it in), but if you miss the hole, you can blow past it easibly to rest at least 10 feet. On the other hand, you can try to read the break and tab it nice and easy. But if you mis-read the break or mis-judge the speed, you can still blow it to 6 feet.

So, play the break or no break?
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play the break. on those putts i like to pick out the "door" on the high side of the cup and try to drop it in through there. NEVER try to jam it in on a downhiller with some break(it can only lead to disaster). if you practice giving those putts some break you will start making them regularly.

 

 

 

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play the break. on those putts i like to pick out the "door" on the high side of the cup and try to drop it in through there. NEVER try to jam it in on a downhiller with some break(it can only lead to disaster). if you practice giving those putts some break you will start making them regularly.

 

 

 

GOOsE :)

 

 

Jamming it seems to work fir Tiger...then again I am not tiger, so I close my eyes and hope!!

 

j/k

 

I try to look on the high side as and hit it firm...not jamming it in, but by tapping it, it brings so many more things into play....the grain...spike marks etc.

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If playing the break puts it 6 feet by then powering it puts it 12 feet by.

 

Play that break.

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