Putting – Two Sides Of The Hole

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

10 Responses to “Putting – Two Sides Of The Hole”

  1. September 8, 2015


    I read Dave PELZ’S ” SHORT GAME BIBLE ” and ” PUTTING BIBLE ” more than 15 years ago .I didn’t open these ( very compr√©hensive but very complicated ) books since That Time ,preferring learning the short game and the putting game by feel and pratise(and following YOUR excellent video lessons ,far simpler )
    I think I remember DAVE PELZ saying That amateurs overestimated break 2,5 Times .
    Usually break is less than what you imagine .
    Walking the Line ,or close to it is the best way to feel the break with the palms OF YOUR feet :they are Incredibly sensitive to break ,particularly around the hole .This has to do ,I believe ,with YOUR overall sense OF equilibrium

    • September 8, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      That amateurs I see don’t overestimate break this is why they are usually on the amateur side.

      Walking the line is fine. I think you need to take all information into account to make an educated decision on how it is going to break.

  2. September 9, 2015



    Do you have a similar tip for downhill and uphill putts?


    • September 11, 2015

      Paul Wilson


      Nothing yet on these putts. I will see if can shoot some in the future. That green is not too sloped though. Will have to think about where to shoot them.

      • April 13, 2018


        Paul. Thanks for the tip on avoiding the amateur side of the hole. I have become a terrible putter lately by three putting the majority of the holes and missing even 3 foot putts. Your explanation on avoiding the amateur side was a big wake up for me. I had an 8 foot left-breaking putt this week which I hit the right distance but because I did not allow for enough break my failed putt wound up 4 feet to the left of and below the hole. If I had allowed for more break than needed on the pro side of the hole, I would have had maybe a one foot putt to finish from the right side of the hole instead of a missable 4 foot putt from the downside. This simple tip may save me 6 strokes per nine holes! Putting is where I am losing strokes much more than my drives and approach shots.

  3. April 14, 2018


    Thanks for the video to reinforce putting to the pro side of the hole. It makes a lot of sense to me since it almost guarantee a shorter second putt if needed.

    I am wondering where do you look to gauge your distance to putt. Do you putt to a distance parallel to the pro side of the hole to determine the distant to putt or do you putt to a distant beyond parallel to the hole?

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      April 15, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You see the breaking point and putt to that. Once it reaches the arc it then start to break to the hole.

  4. February 15, 2020


    Hi Paul. Great tip! My first thought when I am lining up my putt is play more break than you think and it works I now very seldom three putt and with all your other great tips on putting I have a lot of confidence on the greens. Thank you

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