This is the Putting Alignment Lesson.This lesson is to show you how to aim your club properly. By aiming your club properly it will allow you to set up your body correctly so that you can roll your ball on line.
This is the shot that requires the most amount of accuracy. When we hit our driver we are trying to hit the fairway(20-40 yards wide). Irons shots are being aimed at the green(10-40 yards wide). The Putter...we are trying to get the ball in the hole(4 and 1/4 inches wide).
How we set up for our putts becomes extremely important to the result of the stroke we make. We could make a textbook perfect stroke, but if we are out of body position, or if we do not have a consistent body position, then it will be harder to be consistent at getting the ball started on line.
There are some people who like to set up open to the target line. That is perfectly fine. There have been a number of great players (Jack Nicklaus) who have set up this way. However...their shoulders all remained parallel to the target line.
All of these options are merely choices. The square stance is conventional, but also the simplest way of setting up to a putt. If open or closed is more comfortable make sure your SHOULDERS STAY SQUARE! Otherwise you will have a very hard time being consistent with your accuracy as your club will be moving sideways as it makes contact with the ball, instead of coming straight up from behind.
Thank you for reading the Alignment Lesson. If you would like to continue the Putting Lessons in order then please go to the Stroke Lesson next.
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