Originally Posted by iacas
You need to get fit for a putter! :-)
Here's a question for you, Stretch: when your putter was aimed at the hole, did it "look" open or shut to you?
No way. Fitting's a communist plot, man, and Dave Edel and Tom Wishon probably slap each other on the back at Stonecutters meetings and chuckle about how much money they've conned out of honest, though sadly credulous, golfers with their snake-oil personalization bullshit.
Seriously, though, SAM Puttlab pegged me for a 2 degree right aimer, so anything on line looks like it'll miss low to me. I went and found a 10-foot putt today with 4 inches of break from the right and even after getting perfectly lined up with the mirror and making 15 in a row I still stood over it thinking: "This has just got to go left of the hole."
Don't know if this squares with theory, but going from a double-bend mallet to a heel-shafted blade with more offset seems to have helped me in practice. I'm also trying to pick an intermediate aiming spot on the green when looking at the putt from behind the line and then sticking to that no matter how low it looks when I get into my address position. Work in progress...