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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2023

Golf Slang: "Read the Break"

Reading the "break" of a putt means the golfer is evaluating the slope of the green to determine which way the putt will curve.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: Golf Terms

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definition

Reading the "break" of a putt means the golfer is evaluating the slope of the green to determine which way the putt will curve.

how it's used in a sentence

Make sure you read the break on this one, it's a tricky putt!

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