So I recently downloaded the iPing putter app which reads various putting metrics such as tempo, swing path, lie angle, etc. And while I'm certainly wary of some of the numbers it gives me, the one consistent it tells me is my putter face is always closed at impact.
It usually reads anywhere between 1 and 3 degrees closed, and I have to make a conscious completely unnatural effort to have the face be square or open at impact.
Now, the app and general consensus among the golf instruction world says that a consistent stroke is more important than trying to achieve a technically perfect putting stroke (if such a thing exists). If I'm closed at impact every single time is this really something I should worry about and try to fix?
I should say I am putting on a mere 8 foot strip of thin carpet on top of a hardwood floor, it has a very slight left to right break which may be giving me false hope since my putts start to the left. I notice the pull more on short putts.
I've read that loosening my right hand grip may help with keeping the toe of the putter head open, but I've also read that equal pressure among both hands is imperative.
Any ideas or thoughts?