By Geoff Mangum

ANY breaking putt can be sunk by SOME combination of start line and pace. More pace, lower line; less pace, higher line.

But for any given pace, there is only ONE POSSIBLE line; and for any given line, there is only ONE POSSIBLE pace.

So, how to go about getting the correct combination?

My advice is: pace is always the same “smart pace,” and so is never altered, which means that the correct approach is “pace FIXED, line must match pace.”

The Brain Knows the Physics of the World

Pace is “smart” and steady and not really up for grabs according to what YOU might desire.

A “smart” pace is simply one that:

  1. is never short
  2. is slow across a hole effectively wide
  3. stops in a short space…

Read the rest of what Geoff has to say about How to Think About Reading a Putt in the December 2015 Monthly Handicap Improver here: