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Never been really good at reading greens but the last 6 months or so it's seems to be really bad.  Yesterday, I shot 81 and 8 putts in the 3-6 foot range, some for birdie some for par and only made 1. All misreads.  My feel for speed has been pretty good but unless it's a tap in, it ain't going. I see no break, it breaks 6 inches.  I see a ball outside it goes straight.  I'm lost. Tips?  

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How many times have you made a putt you were only trying to get close...or mishit something that went in?  Pick a line, and a pace, roll it and see what happens.  I understand your frustration but your experience is far from exceptional.  We all play break that isn't there or fail to account for break that is there.  

My advice...based on my own failures...would be to play the shorter putts with a little more pace and a little less break.  Curling everything in is great when it works but really frustrating when it doesn't.  Golf is about distance and direction and no matter how well, or poorly, we play...we only get both right 18 times per round.

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The pros only make 50% from 8 feet.   It may be your expectations are too high.   I completely agree with the previous responses, learn Aimpoint, you'll thank us later, promise!

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You need to learn to read the greens with your feet. Where does your weight want to settle? We played a course set up on a hilly nob today, and the greens can be a devil to read! There are greens built into, lets say, a right to left sloping hillside. When you get up there to putt, it looks like the putt should break right, since the green is built into the hill and looks like it's sloping the opposite way. But it doesn't! The green still breaks to the left because it's just marginally less slanted than the total hillside. 

These are optical illusions that course designers use to fool you. I can't claim to totally understand Aimpoint, but I understand that feeling the contours of the course with your feet is a large part of it. I found this out years ago, and if I'd been smarter I might be a millionaire today! 

When you are on the course, you have the feel the game with your your whole body! 

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Another +1 for aimpoint. I cannot see slopes on greens to save my life. I took an aimpoint lesson a few months ago and  it has revolutionised my putting. I could not recommend it highly enough.

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On ‎6‎/‎8‎/‎2019 at 9:26 PM, Tiga Tiga Woods Yall said:

 How many of you took a lesson vs the video? 

Lesson.  I now can usually get the break right, but still struggle with the speed.  Typically end up 2 putting which sure beats the 3 and 4 I commonly did.........

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