Interesting that I just saw another young lad asking for putting help as I logged on to ask for some myself...
Anyway, my putting used to be the strength of my game, but as other parts have caught up, I'm wondering if it's time for me to reconsider my putting technique and ingrain a new one to add the consistency I want.
Question - I've always used the "down-the-line" stroke espoused by Dave Pelz because it made sense to me and it has worked relatively well. I'm pretty good from 10 feet and under, and my ability to judge speed is generally pretty good as well, so I rarely three putt from less than 30 feet. Even over 30 I do ok. However, lag putting with a down-the-line stroke seems unnatural and difficult, and I've read several times now that an arc stroke (whatever the official term is) is much better for lag putting. I think even Pelz himself has changed his opinion of what he wrote in his Putting Bible back in the day. I've started using that stroke from 40 feet+ because I feel very stiff when trying to maintain a DTL pendulum motion for long putts.
Is it worth scrapping a DTL stroke for an arc stroke, or am I just trying to create more of a headache than I need? Are both viable options, or is one distinctly superior to the other?