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Charting Greens -- Legal With The BreakMaster and Custom Greens Books

The USGA and R&A recently issued new rules for Charting Golf Greens to take effect 01.01.19.  The new rules allow the kind of golf greens charting recommended by the Breakmaster and our Custom Greens Books.  This is a great recommendation for our method of charting golf greens and lowering your scores.  Read more by clicking HERE.


Charting Greens With Google Earth

Google Earth is a free service that allows you to see images of virtually any golf course on Earth.  Here's how to use these images to create your Custom Greens Book and have the advantage over anyone else in your foursome!  Click the headline to read the article.


BreakMaster At The R&A St. Andrews!

Fifteen years ago, when we introduced the BreakMaster Digital Green Reader, a few angry golfers came to our booth at the PGA Show to declare that "that thing is illegal" and that "it will never be accepted under the Rules of Golf."  Fortunately, golf pros, caddies and golf instructors got it.  They understood that the BreakMaster was a great tool intended for charting greens before, not during, competitions.  Recently, the R&A (The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, who jointly governs the Rules of Golf along with the USGA) bought a good number of BreakMasters from us.  The USGA (as well as the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour) had been using the BreakMaster for years to set up fair hole positions for their tournaments.  So had the R&A (we were surprised to learn) which had been using the BreakMaster for some time, but had not until now, purchased directly from us.  Golf is a game of rich traditions, and it doesn't change capriciously.   We're proud that the R&A has recognized the BreakMaster as a useful tool for the game. , 



Is The BreakMaster Legal?

OK, so the BreakMaster is cool and can help you read and chart greens, and it can also help train your eye to read breaking putts.

But... Is It Legal?  Read this article and find out!




Taking The Break Out Of Your Putt

What if every one of your putts was a straight putt with no break?  You'd make a lot more putts.  Right?  And you'd lower your scores, too.  Well there is a way to do it, and the secret isn't in your putt, it's in your approach shot. 




Green Reading Myth #1: The Tour Pro Myth

Reading the green is, without question, the most mysterious aspect of the game of golf. Some say it's an innate ability, others say it's a skill that can be learned. I say those ideas are myths and that there's only one way to read a green accurately, measure it.



Green Reading Myth #2: The Break Direction Myth

The myth is that there is only one aspect to the break on the green - the break direction.  In thinking this, golfers are missing one of the two critical aspects of the break - the break amount (the severity of slope) - and how it can affect the roll of the ball.  They're also missing a lot of putts.




Green Reading Myth #3: The Single Break Myth

Many golfers assume that most golf greens have only a single break or will break in only one direction.  This is a myth.  In reality, most greens will have a number of different breaks, and each one can affect your putt differently.



Charting the Greens at the Riviera Country Club

We were invited by the Riviera Country Club to measure the slope of their greens prior to the Northern Trust Open 2008. Of course, we used the BreakMaster Digital Green Reader - the pro's choice that's used by hundreds of pros and tournament committees on all the tours, major and minor.