Geoff Mangum on Reading Putts 3 of 7: One speed, one read

Geoff Mangum of the PuttingZone.com describes how the prediction of the curving break path has embedded in it the usual delivery speed of the golfer's personal touch, and this means that there is never any speed to use in executing a putt other than "the usual" (3 factors for break: slope steepness and direction, green rolling speed, and ball rolling speed).


Kurt Justin - November 17, 2010

camera man suks 

Michael Lamkin - January 20, 2011

yeah what does steve elkingtons putting coach know anyway? oh wait, a lot

TheNYgolfer - May 20, 2013

Geoff love your videos. Maybe I’m misunderstanding you here but it seems
that you are advocating what is called “apex putting”. You draw a line from
the ball through the apex of the curving path the putt rolls on and extend
that line to the fall line.Where it crosses the fall line becomes your
aiming point.Assuming the putt is rolled at the proper speed (2 RPS at the
lip), wouldn’t that result in the typical miss on the “amateur side” (low
side)? Wouldn’t u have 2 aim ‘higher’ than the apex?

Geoff Mangum - August 24, 2013

No, the “tangent” at the ball never aims at the “apex” — that is you just
echoing the stupid non-geometry of the usual golf teachers, who don’t know
what a tangent is. The tangent is like the headlights of a car on a curving
road at night. The “start line” never aims at the “apex”, which should be
defined (never is) as the maximum separation from a baseline straight from
the ball to the center of the cup, but along the direction of the tangent
at the ball. The apex is too low.

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