I’m a newer golfer who found my local municipal practice courses had extremely easy greens that gave me some false confidence. Some of the better courses nearby had significantly more slope changes, and were much faster, leading to a lot of three putts.
I started using The Stack’s putting beta, and am improving quickly (turns out I picked up over 2+ strokes switching to heads up putting), especially speed control. However, I’ve also learned that I basically have no idea how to read greens. I started getting a well/sloped area and setting up putting positions four feet out at 12/3/6/9 o’clock, then doing 5 feet, then 6. This is prompting improvement, but my first putts on downhill or strongly sloped left/right or right/left are often off. Add to that one of my local courses has greens faster than the others (which are not slow) and I realize I need a system.
I am aware of Aimpoint and may go down that road, but I’m wondering what people who don’t do Aimpoint do. I could continue my around-the-clock putting working from 4 to 15 feet or so, but change the slope or stimp and things get a little wonky.
Wondering specifically if the Pelz or Stockton books cover this material.