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Breaking Bad: How To Curl In More Of The Tough Putts

David Leadbetter

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The biggest problem amateurs have with breaking putts is that they really don't practice them all that much. Even golfers who roll a few before they go out to play usually stick to straight-and-flat scenarios. Rarely will you have a putt of any considerable length that doesn't break at least a ball or two—and usually a lot more. If you're struggling to hole these, or at least get the ball close enough for tap-ins, use these four steps to improve your putting stats.


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David Leadbetter operates 34 golf academies worldwide.