I have that Amazon putting mat, SKLZ accelerator ball return. I read in the review on Amazon one complaint that the guy was zinging it past the hole after practicing with it, but I haven't noticed that. I just try to putt so that I let it just fall into the hole. What is bothering me, and I have only been playing for a few months and have had no putting lessons, is that I can pretty much sink everything with the mat from 5 ft in, and sink 8 out of ten from seven feet, but once I get on the course, I haven't the first idea of what to do to read the green so naturally, I usually two putt, with a fair sprinkling of three putts thrown in. It would be nice to convert just a few of those two putts, since that would just be found strokes.
Does anybody have any suggestions for a web video or something that takes on reading a green from square one? Or is it just practice? I am having a lesson this weekend that I wanted to devote to my towering banana slice and hitting to the right with the irons, but there may be more strokes to be picked up on the putting green.