After a distinguished military career, including a period as test pilot for the iconic Mach-3 Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft, US Air Force Colonel Horace Templeton retired from service.
In the 1970s Templeton, an avid golfer, wrote a book which would become a technical putting bible for many in the sport: ‘Vector Putting – The Art and Science of Reading Greens and Computing Break’, and also created golf’s first detailed green-reading maps.
He believed that a fundamental inability to read a green was the single biggest single barrier to success for most golfers. We agree.
We developed the Zen Green Stage with Templeton’s methods in mind, and pay tribute to him wherever we are in the world.