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Start Studying Greens As You Approach

Learn More about Course Architecture


By Brian Natzel

I start to read a putt long before I even get to the green. As I walk up to the green I am looking for the high spots, ridge lines, and the low spots where water would run off the green. I also pay attention to the general topography of the entire golf course. Sometimes hills, mountains, lakes, rivers, etc. can really affect how every green on the course may actually break vs. how it looks. Play the course architecture and the topography of the land next time you are out there. Don't just stand over a putt and try to read it from that point only.

Revised: 01/30/2014 - Article Viewed 32,155 Times - View Course Profile

About: Brian Natzel

Brian Natzel Brian Natzel, PGA, is the Director of Instruction at The Golf Academy at Swan Lake Resort. Brian leads The Golf Academy's PGA staff in the effort to take each students game to the next level by offering a wide variety of instruction and performance packages.

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