Category Archives: Greens

Getting the Ball to the Hole: Lip Outs (The Faster You Putt, the Smaller the Hole)

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us You’ve just got one problem. You stand too close to the ball after you’ve hit it. – Sam Snead This post is an addendum to the post “The Faster You … Continue reading

Posted in Geometry of Golf, Gravity and Golf, Greens

Getting the Ball to the Hole: The Faster You Putt, the Smaller the Hole (Lesson 3, Part 5)

The harder I try, the behinder I get.                       Anonymous Work hard to reach your goals. And if you can’t reach them, use a ladder.           … Continue reading

Posted in (Linear) Momentum, A game of misses, Angular Momentum, Conservation of Angular Momentum, Conservation of Momentum, Gravity and Golf, Greens, Putting

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

Getting the Ball to the Hole: Putters and Bellied Wedges (Lesson 3, Part 2)

About this site: Golf as God Gave It To Us This post continues our discussion of getting the ball to the hole, once we have taken care to line it up.  It is worth emphasizing that taking care to line … Continue reading

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

About this site: Golf Is Simple This concludes our discussion about lining up a putt.  Let us summarize: What to remember ·  Small misalignments at the putter head make for big misses ·  Green speed and slope magnify the importance … Continue reading

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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

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