In 2022 we released a Video on our YouTube channel titled PUTTING on SLOPING GREENS (Augusta National Golf Club)
At the time of producing and posting the Video, we wrote this in our description.
If you’re a keen golfer, you likely watch the US Masters Golf Tournament in April every year.
You probably also wonder how you would fair around the Augusta National Country Club undulating layout.
Today we ask you: ‘How would you perform on their super fast, super sloping greens?’
How to putt in golf on sloping greens and reading big breaking putts seem to quite beyond many weekend golfers.
Despite putting on the same greens each week, golfers still struggle to visualise all of the borrow required to even finish close to the hole on breaking putts, let alone holing one occasionally.
Up to 85% of swinging putts are missed on the low side of the cup.
In simple terms, you’re not aiming high enough, most of the time!
This is crazy golf and it’s costing you multiple strokes every round!
You’re actually much better off, missing the hole in the other side completely, on the high side.
Aussie Golf Pros demonstrate how to read greens when putting on undulating surfaces.
These putting tips for golf aren’t about the latest grip or technique. It’s just simple, sound advice, which is easy to follow and is guaranteed to help you cope with any golf putting green.
You’ll feel more prepared and less like you’re playing putt putt golf or on mini golf course.
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For any golfer looking to take the next step in their game, understanding how to putt on sloped greens will go a long way in accomplishing your goals. It’s simple: when a green is flat, it’s easier to putt on. Golfers can simply look at the distance to the cup and adjust their swing appropriately to get the right speed.
But when you’re faced with putting on sloped greens, things become much more challenging. Not only does a player need to look at the distance from ball to hole, but a slew of other factors come into play when reading the green — like where the break is, what the speed should be like and any consequences for leaving the shot either short or way past the hole.
Rather than fear putting on sloped greens, PGA professional Glen Haynes offers his favorite piece of advice in today’s Play Smart lesson.
How to putt on sloped greens
In the video below, Haynes doesn’t mince words when it comes to the challenges of putting on sloped greens, even saying that the greens at a course like Augusta National are “so severe, so fast, and the amount of break is so difficult to visualize that you’d basically feel like you’re playing mini golf or crazy golf.”
Take a deep breath, though, because there aren’t many courses out there that resemble Augusta National — at least not many that amateur golfers play.
Haynes goes on to remind players that it’s all about confidence, like most things in golf. With the proper preparation and guidance, every golfer can approach a difficult sloping green without worry.
Standing on the second green at Monash Country Club in Australia, Haynes demonstrates what he often sees from amateurs faced with putting on a green that stimps at 10.5.
“I have a putt here of around 12 feet with a left-to-right break. Most club golfers when faced with this putt would give it one cup, maybe two cups of break,” he said. “… Let’s watch this, I’m going to give it one foot of break.”
As Haynes hits his ball, he demonstrates how the ball breaks more than expected, gathering speed as it gets down the hill.
Haynes continues: “Elite golfers, the tour pros, are trying to hole these big, breaking putts. But they’re good enough that they can try to hole them, and that’s what I want you to do eventually. But to start, I want you to miss on the high side. I want you to give it a three-foot break, but let’s make sure that we’re high enough that the ball is trickling in.”
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