Reading Grain and Greens is truly an art form, and I’ve noticed that most amateurs don’t know how to read greens properly. If you’ve watched much tournament golf on TV, you’ve probably noticed how meticulous the pros are when they read their putts. Not only will they walk around the hole from different angles, but they’ll also look at the slopes and even where the sun sets. They want to be sure on what the grass is doing and how it’ll effect their putt. In particular, watch Bryson DeChambeau. He’s made reading greens into a science and he seems to be winning a lot of tournaments and cash lately — you don’t win tournaments if you don’t know how the ball’s going to react on the grass.
Watch the video to learn how to read greens and what factors to look for when you’re lining up your putt.