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Getting that ball in the hole is what it's all about.

And pace is the most important factor in a good putt.

Direction is the second thing to consider.

You can only judge both of these once you've had a good look round.

Good golfers begin assessing the green as soon as they have hit their approach shot.

They know there are many factors which influence the 'break' or 'borrow' of a green.

For instance, many golfers believe a putt will always break towards nearby water.

Click on the above buttons to crack those greens.


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Tiger Woods
Golfer

Look for clues, like water - if there's a pond near the green you can be sure the ball will move in that direction


Know the rules!
You are not allowed to test the surface of the green before you putt
That means you cannot hit a practice putt while waiting, or even roll your ball along the grass
But you can practice afterwards - providing you're not holding up anyone behind



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