Cook: Putt to edge of green to gauge speed
John Cooks shares how putting to the edges of the green can help gauge the speed of the greens.
TruGreen: Adjusting from fast to slow greens
Charlie Rymer and Paige Mackenzie share green reading tips when adjusting from fast to slow greens.
Improve your aim: Try Janzen's putting drill
1993 Waste Management Phoenix Open winner Janzen Lesson teaches a putting practice drill to help with proper aim and green reading.
Rymer: How to putt Riviera greens
Charlie Rymer presents the putting challenges the players will face on Riviera's greens for the 2016 Northern Trust Open.
The Golf Fix: Breed's green reading trick
Michael Breed shows a trick to reading greens during his first ever live putting show from the practice green at TPC Sawgrass. Watch The Golf Fix with Michael Breed on Golf Channel.
Speed freak: Tips for fast downhill putts
Phil Blackmar shares tips to help you read and putt with the right speed on fast downhill putts.reach the hole. Because you're hitting it so far away from the sweet spot , the ball doesn't jump off the putter so fast.
Fulton: Explains Aim Point Express technique
Travis Fulton breaks down how Lydia Ko and Justin Rose use the Aim Point Express technique to read putts more accurately. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.Yeah, it's really something. AimPoint Express, its' really taken off. You know, Mark Sweeney the owner of AimPoint. I met him about five years ago and he came to tour academy and, and showed us what it was all about and And showed our teachers how to use it. And it's, it's a little bit different and it's really neat to see how many players are using it now. Talking to him last night we're looking at probably close to 20 now on the LPGA Tour close to 10 on the PGA Tour . And what a week for him because Justin Rose , of course, wins the TPC Louisiana and then Lydia Ko out there At, out in San Francisco, and both of them useit. Very nice. Okay, on to the most recent winner on the PGA Tour , Justin Rose . Let's walk through his technique. Yeah, well, Justin, as I understand, just started to use this, a few weeks ago. Wow. Yeah,
Deal with it: Putting tips for grainy greens
Charlie Rymer and Nicole Castrale give tour-tested tips for putting on grainy greens. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.we had Thanet grass. Had a chance to spend some time with Jack Nicklaus and he showed me exactly what grain is. He said, hey you know what, the grass grows towards the setting sun in the south part which is =West, southwest, and once I started looking for it and understanding what
Fairway to Green: Look for the breaks
Phil Blackmar shares why you should be looking for the breaks well before you reach the green.
Point and putt: Short game key to Scott's success
Todd Lewis reports on Adam Scott, who has been working with the developer of the Aim Point to improve his method of reading putts.The Number One player in the World, Adam Scott is on the grounds. And for much more on that, let's bring in Todd, Todd? Well Ryan Adams , Scott is on the grounds for the first time this week. He did make a trip here to Pinehurst number two last week and he enjoyed what he saw from this Crenshaw and Core restoration. Now I talked to his swing coach, Brad Malone, and I asked him, what are the strengths for Adam Scott , heading into the U.S. Open? He says, he has a surprisingly good short game. He's very under rated as far as his
Well read: DiMarco on the greens
Chris DiMarco shares green reading advice and putting tips with Gary Williams and Charlie Rymer in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.bit. Have, having a basic understanding, of, of, of some principles of golf course architecture will help you read breeze a little bit but you gotta know the type of golf course . When it was built if your playing a golf course that was built. Maybe pre 1950 that's a golf course that doesn't have most the time any subsurface drainage. So when your playing a golf course like that that like ease like you, you gotta look at the overall surrounding terrain. See which way water would drain on that golf course . Nine times out of ten your, your gonna be faced with a putt that is going go down towards the low part of that golf course . And in this case actually. Eastlake if your playing a more modern golf course look for drainage holes around the greens because on modern golf courses a the the they the subsurface drainages there they'll actually trick you a little a bit they'll have greens that are tilted away from lakes. And if you can find where those drainage holes are, folks. Generally, they're two feet in diameter, they're not hard to find. Right. If you can find out where those drainage holes are on a modern golf course , treat that as, like, a golf ball magnet. Yep. Your golf ball is gonna go towards that drain hole, even if a creek or a lake is to the otherside of the green. Chris, do you also, do you believe in the idea that when you look at the green surface. Whatever the type of grass it is, if you can picture a large amount of water going in whatever direction it would go and go off the green, do you subscribe to that at all? I do. I try to find like the flat spot on the green and then I try to find, find the straight putt to every putt and then I go from thenon the practice putting green? And then once you're out on the golf course , you've already instilled that into your mind. And then you're just focusing on reeds and speed. I think that, for me, you do all that preparation on the practice green. And then, when you get out there, you just get up and hit the putt. I mean. You hope that you can bring what's on the puttin' green to the golf course . That's the ultimate goal. For me, I'm workin' on that. I do that drill where I, I try to make 3 footers,
Well read: DiMarco’s advice on the greens
Chris DiMarco shares green reading advice and putting tips with Gary Williams and Charlie Rymer in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.grain a little bit, having a basic understanding of some principles of golf course architecture will help you read greens a little bit. You gotta know the type of golf course that you're playing and when it was built. If you're playing a golf course that was built maybe pre 1950, that's a golf course that doesn't have most of the time any sub surface drainage. So, when you're playing a golf course like that, like East Lake, you gotta look at the overall surrounding terrain, see which way water would drain on that golf course . Nine times out of ten, you're gonna be faced with a putt. It's gonna go down towards a low part of that golf course . In this case actually, East Lake. If you're playing a more modern golf course , look for drainage holes around the greens -Uh-hmm. -because on modern golf courses, the sub surface drainage is there. They'll actually trick you a little bit. They'll have greens that are tilted away from lakes and if you can find where those drainage holes are folks, generally they're two feet amateur. They're not hard to find. -Right. -If you can find out where those drainage holes are on a modern golf course , treat that as like a golf ball magnet. -Yup. -Your golf ball is gonna go towards that drain hole even if a creek or a lake is to the other side of the green. -Chris, have you also-- do you believe in the idea that when you look at the green surface, whatever type of grass it is, if you can picture a large amount of water going in whatever direction it would go and go off the green. Do you subscribe to that at all? -I do. I try to find like the flat spot in the green and then I try to find the straight putt to every putt and then I go from there andon the practice putting green and then once you're out on the golf course , you've already instill that into your mind and then you're just focusing on reads and speed. -I think that for me, you do all that preparation on the practice green and then when you get out there you just get up and hit the putt. I mean, you hope that you can bring what's on the putting green to the golf course . That's the ultimate goal. For me, I'm working on that, I do that drill where I try to make 3-footers, 4-footers and
Takeaways from Pettersen, Park's swings
'Morning Drive’ host Gary Williams, Paige Mackenzie and Charlie Rymer share key checkpoints that Suzann Pettersen and Inbee Park use to give them feedback about their game.her hands and what that do-- does is it reinforces where her golf swing plane is. So, it's just a nice little checkpoint that Suzann I'm sure uses, a lot of tour players use and you,that position right there. So, this is a critical point in the golf swing where you got a check and see. Am I right here on playing with the square clubface where the hand's covered by