8 thoughts on “Fall Line Gadget.mov

  1. Chris Downing says:

    Great idea. In fact I saw two of these line spirit levels in a pack for a
    dollar today. And a length of string. A gretsbtool for 50c.

  2. Chris Downing says:

    Ha – am I the olny guy in the World that thinks this is a great tool – or
    does everyone think you have to pay at least £50 for something that will
    work? You know one of the big issues is players feeling embarrassed to use
    something like this at their club. Well I can tell you that I am probably
    best known for practicing a lot on the practice area – and you know what, I
    reall don’t care if people get to know I practice a lot on the practice
    putting area. I use this and a 3 foot length of 3″x3

  3. Andrew Leach says:

    This is unnecessarily difficult. Just use a Breakmaster. Much faster and
    more accurate.

  4. Chris Downing says:

    OK – dead easy – if you want something small – considering you can’t use
    this in a real round – so load up your iPhone with a incination app – put
    the iphone on the grass – it will read out load what the incination is in %
    or anything else you want – costs less than £2. But what I do like about
    playing around with pieces of string and the like, is you get a real feel
    for what 1,2,3,4,5,6% looks and feels like under you feet and in your eyes.
    Familiarity is what you want – a learning process ..

  5. justpar2012 says:

    What does it prove to find the fall line if your ball is in a different
    location around the hole?

    • Chris Downing says:

      Once you understand where the fall line is you can judge how much the ball
      will fall along the fall line whilst the putt travels to the hole. Once
      you have worked that out all putts around the hole from the same distance
      need to be aimed at the target point. I did the course with one of Geoff’s
      trained instructors in Huddersfield. Well worth the 350 mile round trip –
      check out more of Geoff’s videos.

    • justpar2012 says:

      That’s great to see that method but what does 2% mean to putting? Every
      green will be different and we can’t stop and measure every hole to find
      the Fall Line. We can only make the best guess at where it is with the
      information Geoff has given us. It took him 3 putts to get it right. We
      have 1 try.

  6. Chris Downing says:

    Yes a Breakmaster would do the same job – but its a bit small compared to
    using the string and spirit level method. And so would a 12″ normal spirit
    level to some extent – but they don’t have % inclination markings. Another
    cheap option, would be an inclinometer app for your iPhone or iPad (iPad
    better because it’s bigger). But remember when you are placing your iPhone
    or iPad onto the practice putting green, that it’s worth $800 and $500 –
    step on either with your spikes and you’ll wish you went with the string
    and 50c level!!!

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