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# Category Archives: Alignment

## Getting the Ball to the Hole: Why and When to Lag (Lesson 3, Part 4)

To die the ball at the hole, or to putt it 17 inches past? That is the question. There is a debate in golf about whether one should try to die the ball at the hole or putt it with … Continue reading

Posted in A game of misses, Geometry of Golf, Gravity and Golf, Greens, Putting, Putting, Putting Alignment

## Lining Up a Putt: Conclusion (Lesson 2, Part 6)

Lining Up a Putt: Conclusion (Lesson 2, Part 6).

Posted in Alignment, Putting Alignment

## Lining Up A Putt: Surveying the Line and Other Practical Considerations (Lesson 2, Part 5)

Lining up a putt involves getting a read on the green and translating that read into a stance over the ball. Let’s turn this into some practical analysis. As we have seen, there are two important tools every golfer has … Continue reading

Posted in Alignment, Geometry of Golf, Greens, Putting, Putting Alignment

## Lining Up a Putt: the Human Eye and a Surveyor’s Best Tools (Lesson 2, Part 4)

About this site: Golf Is Simple I think that most would agree that the greatest match in the history of golf occurred in 1977. The mature Jack Nicklaus was near the top of his game. The young Tom Watson was … Continue reading

## Lining Up a Putt: The Stimpmeter (Lesson 2,Part 3)

About this site: Golf Is Simple This post continues our discussion of the mathematics and mechanics of lining up a putt. This post covers some additional considerations: how green speed impacts the results of misalignment; some three dimensional graphs to … Continue reading

## Lining Up a Putt: The Insidious Effects of Gravity (Lesson 2,Part 2)

This post continues our discussion of the mathematics and mechanics of lining up a putt. The previous post discussed the basics of misalignment – how bad alignment of a small amount, on long putts, can be fatal. It relied on, … Continue reading

## Lining Up a Putt: The Basics (Lesson 2, Part 1)

About this site: Golf as Gave It To Us This article discusses lining a putt. The relevant mathematical concept starts with tan(θ) or the tangent of an angle, θ. For those of you traumatized by eleventh grade trigenometry, this article, by I. … Continue reading