1. Bend forward comfortably with both waist and knees bent.
2. Let arms fall down and hang in their natural positions
3. Put the putter wherever my hands are hanging.
4. Put the ball on the center-line of the putter.
When I do this, my eyes end up being about 6 inches to the inside and slightly behind the ball. I had a pro get on to me for not keeping my eyes over the ball. I've tried putting this way, and it does give me a much better view of the line to the hole. But my arms are crammed so close to me that I immediately move the putter head outside the target line on my backstroke. It feels like I have to jerk the putter to the inside to keep it on a natural arc. But I know that the eyes are incredibly important to putting. Do you think that what might be considered an inferior distance from the ball is offset by the purity of the stroke that occurs due to a more natural arm position? Or is the eye position really as important as this guy said?