Can YOU practice putting on the green before you have putted your own ball into the hole?

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May 26, 2009 8:41PM

No, this is not allowed, this would be known as testing the putting surface before taking your stroke and would come with a two stroke penalty. In matchplay you may putt on any green on the course prior to the beginning of your match, and after a hole is finished. But not before you take your stroke on any hole.