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Geoff Mangum on Reading Putts 6 of 7: Intuitive Method of Finding Start Line

Geoff Mangum of the PuttingZone.com describes how the prediction of the curving break path can be done intuitively by "feel" using a baseline and the fall line, never going low, never going too far, and aiming only as high off the baseline at the fall line as required and no higher (3 factors for break: slope steepness and direction, green rolling speed, and ball rolling speed).

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vincentjalobo - September 24, 2010

Geoff, your concepts are absolutely awesome and will help me a lot, but
your putting stroke needs improvement… ;)

Kurt Justin - November 17, 2010

loosen up da wingnut net time then no creaking sounds 

Barry Oakland - December 26, 2010

having problems staying high coach?

teygrxx - June 7, 2011

i notice you don’t have much of a follow through if any at all

Bernd Ritter - August 11, 2011

Great lesson, sound and camera are a drag.

RIVER ACE - November 5, 2011

great concept, i will use and become well known putter

ZeroSumJ1 - February 28, 2012

Camera man ruined this video for me. I’m really enjoying your lessons, but
it’s almost impossible to pay attention because your camera guy is trying
to be so involved.

Eric Sloan - June 19, 2013

If he made more than 1% of his putts, maybe I’d listen. All of this
information is a a very weak attempt at providing a “advanced” technical
approach to putting.

Geoff Mangum - August 24, 2013

Sorry about the camera man, he’s 16.

Geoff Mangum - August 24, 2013

What sort of comment is that, Eric?

The Recreational Golfer - September 6, 2013

Geoff – my cameraman is 14. I told him to follow these rules: Keep the
camera on me when I am talking or moving. But if the ball starts moving,
and it is likely to head out of the current frame, then follow it until it
stops, and then come immediately back to me. If the camera is mounted on a
decent tripod, it won’t make that creaking sound when the camera pans. 

ajh21313 - December 21, 2013

Hand rolling the ball to the hole barely made it in the cup, including on
all fours and using the putter… The only way to make putts more often is
to designate at least 2 to 4 hours of practice a day seven days a week
(which most of us work and have families), and like the pros get pin sheets
(which you don’t get at municipal courses) and have a caddie (which most of
us don’t have the privilege) walk the green before rounds, giving him
additional info on the green, is the only way your gonna make putts! 

Nate Fraser - December 24, 2013

Geoff
just a quick thank you for your years of hard work, research and sharing
those considerable insights with golfers everywhere. I’ve known of your
work for 2 years, but finally got you off the list of things ‘to do’ and
onto the list of things I must do. You have a keen mind and the ability to
synthesize literally decades of information into something that you can
demonstrate and is ‘learnable’ and immediately effective. I have no doubt
that you are the ‘real deal’ and am doing my best to make up the 2 years of
‘living ignorantly’.

All the best!

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