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).

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

  1. vincentjalobo says:

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

  2. ZeroSumJ1 says:

    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.

  3. Eric Sloan says:

    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.

  4. The Recreational Golfer says:

    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. 

  5. ajh21313 says:

    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! 

  6. Nate Fraser says:

    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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