I struggle with putting something awful ... it's the only part of the game I don't enjoy - more I play, more I find myself disliking putting. I'm trying to develop a repeatable routine. My mechanics are pretty solid - I've spent alot of time developing a putting stroke (firm wrists, SBST, nice tempo, hold the follow through), but can NOT read greens to save my life. So far,this routine seems to work fair at best ...
- I look behind pin on the path of the ball - I try to get a feel for the slope of the green behind the pin and translate that as a starting point to how the slope lies between the ball and hole --- AND --- note where the pin is relative to the edge of the green, again noting the slope.
- stand 10-15 ft behind the ball, squat down & get a lower view of the green on the ball path - sometimes if it's really wonky, I'll walk behind it to get another perspective.
- take a mental note if it's uphill or downhill & adjust speed accordingly.
I'd love to hear how everybody else approaches putting & routines that work for you ... thanks.