Digital Putting Green Reader is a precision electronic device designed to train your eye to read breaking putts and get to know the breaks on the
putting greens you play. PGA and LPGA Tour Pros, pro caddies and amateur golfers are using the BreakMaster
putting green reader to measure greens during practice rounds and before tournaments to shave strokes off their
golf score cards.
green reader accurately locates the downhill direction (or fall line) of the green, measures the precise angle of slope (from 0.0 - 9.9 degrees) and provides a full readout of both on its LCD display. The BreakMaster is slim and compact so it fits easily into a pocket without spoiling your swing, and it's weatherproof to withstand damp greens.
Used by PGA and LPGA pros to read
putting greens before tournaments
Helps train your eye to read breaking putts
Finds the exact breaks on the
putting greens you play
Helps you make more breaking putts and lower your
To read the break on a
putting green, simply place the BreakMaster near the hole on line with your putt and it will instantly show you the downhill direction and exactly how many degrees of downhill slope exist. The greater the angle of slope, the more the putt will break downhill. The shallower the angle of slope, the less the putt will break.
putting green reader works equally well in reading the severity of an uphill or downhill lie. Simply place the BreakMaster ahead of your
golf ball on line with the hole and its readout will give you a good indication of how much to adjust your stroke for uphill or downhill putts.
Since its introduction in 2003, BreakMaster putting training aids have
become indispensable tools for Tour Pros on the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour as well as professional
golf caddies and golf instructors.
What all these great golfers are discovering is that using the BreakMaster
Digital Putting Green Reader in preparation for upcoming tournaments allows them to train their eye for breaking putts and also to get to know the exact breaks on the greens they will be playing in the actual competition.
While the use of devices like the BreakMaster are prohibited during actual competition, there is nothing illegal (according to the USGA Rules of Golf) about using a device like the BreakMaster
putting green reader during a practice round or during a walk-through of the course. It's also perfectly legal to make notes in a yardage book on how the
putting greens will break and then to consult that yardage book during competition.
The pros know that there's no substitute for actual knowledge of how a golf course is going to play. And there's no better way to understand breaking
putting greens and take the guesswork out of green-reading than by using the BreakMaster.
professionals currently using the BreakMaster
Digital Green Reader:
|PGA Tour Players
||LPGA Tour Players|
Kenny Perry (caddie Fred Sanders)
Jerry Kelly (caddie Paul Tesori)
Jonathan Byrd (caddie Chuck Hoersch)
John Riegger (caddie Daryl Smith)
Bernhard Langer (caddie Russ Holden)
Pat Bates (caddie Danny McQuilken)
Scott Hoch (caddie Tom Janis)
Notah Begay III (caddie Clint Begay)
Michael Allen (caddie Michael Maroney)
Rich Barcelo (caddie Damian Lopez)
Ty Tryon (caddie Bill Tryon)
|Lorie Kane (caddie Danny Sharp)|
Mi-Hyun Kim (coach Danny Yoon)
Dorothy Delasin (caddie Clint Begay)
Jeong Jang (coach Danny Yoon)
Emilee Klein (caddie CJ Sturdevant)
Reilley Rankin (caddie Dan Huber)
What the Pros and Pro Caddies are saying about the Breakmaster Digital Green
"I use it all the time. It saves one or two
strokes a round -- which is huge."
Caddie for PGA Tour Players Craig Barlow & Rich Barcelo
"Well, the fact of the matter is there was
absolutely no guessing or misreads while using the BreakMaster and yes, four out
of five putts broke more than I would have thought with the naked eye. It will
dramatically (with practice, of course) make a bad putter better, a good putter
a great one, and if you're a greater putter than "Brad Faxon" your friends
better watch out."
Kevin P. Alexander
Golf Today Magazine
"It takes me about three hours to map out
all the greens, but I figure that it saves me at least one stroke per weekend."
Notah Begay III
PGA Tour Player
"We used the BreakMaster at the Black Bear
Golf Club just outside Orlando. It is a Pete Dye layout and was built about 10
years ago. It is a pretty wide open course but it has some of the trickiest
greens that you will find any where. It was a perfect test for the BreakMaster.
Any well designed green features a certain amount of trickery and optical
illusions. You can look at the hole from one side of a putt and it looks like it
breaks one way then look at it from the other side and it looks like it breaks
the other way. The BreakMaster was a good tool in helping us see what features
along the line influenced the putt. You can save any number of strokes by paying
better attention to the subtleties of how and why putts break the way they do.
The BreakMaster can go a long way in helping you towards that end."
"My new nickname: One-Putt."
Lance Alworth "Bambi"
NFL Hall of Fame Player
(after receiving his BreakMaster)
"How many times have you read a putt to
break one way, and it broke the opposite? Or you came up way short on an uphill
putt, even though you thought you struck the ball plenty firm? Golf course
designers love to deceive our eyes by subtle use of the terrain surrounding a
green - whether mountains, mounds, or swales. The BreakMaster can improve your
understanding of the green beyond human visual perception - with a little
research you can understand the best places to hit it on the green, as well as
the areas to avoid."
"My caddy and I went down a couple of days
early so that I could play some practice rounds and get familiar with the
course. Naturally, we took the BreakMaster with us. Since it was a 1 day
qualifier, they already had the greens marked as to where the pins would be
located, so using the BreakMaster was invaluable. We spent at least 10 or 15
minutes on every green figuring out not only how the putts were going to break,
but having that knowledge ahead of time, we determined where the best (and
worst) approach shots would be for each green."
Golfer in the US Senior Open Qualifier
"The BreakMaster Digital Green Reader was a
close second in the Pick of the Show race [PGA Merchandise Show 2003]. This
device precisely measures the slope of a green at any given position. For more
than 100 years at championships such as the U.S. Open, the U.S. Golf Association
has done this by hand to ascertain whether a pin position is fair. The
BreakMaster does it automatically. This is a wonderful little item for any
tournament committee or, for that matter, any golf course. Just place the
BreakMaster on the turf; it does the rest by indicating the slope."
"As any guy gets longer in the tooth, his
ability to read greens subtleties goes south...and my home course has breaks on
short to mid range putts that are almost indiscernible. I've found that I can
place the BreakMaster about halfway down the line on these putts, read the grade
and break, and make these putts with trust and authority! It takes all the
guesswork out of the putt. Even better, the following time these putts rear
their ugly heads, there's a confidence there that will last, well---forever, I
guess. This is the finest ancillary golf product I've ever seen or used --and I
was in the golf equipment business for twenty five years all told---with
Spalding and as a distributor. The Breakmaster's readings are faithful and, at
Former Golf Rep
"I received the BreakMaster the middle of
October and used it several times on my course. I was amazed at some of the
degrees of break that it showed that was not seen by the naked eye. Some of the
breaks were hard to believe."
Jacquelyn R. Howell
Urbana University Women's Golf Coach