In putting, there are very few similarities from one player to the next. This is because putting is all about ‘feel’. Some players have good feel around the greens; others don’t. For those who have trouble, being able to see the line of the putt, the subtle breaks and path towards the hole can be very beneficial. Instead of having to imagine the line, you can now see the line.
To help provide this visual feedback, try putting in the early morning dew. It is a great way to develop a visual sense of how a putt breaks. With some practice you can begin to develop a better sense of the ‘feel’ of each putt. After hitting some putts in the dew and taking a look at the break trails of each, a 25 foot putt never looked so easy.
Give it a try!