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Ball position for putting

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I been trying to find an optimal ball position for putting. Use to putt with an bullseye and like to have ball position right in the middle of stance and hit slightly down on the ball. Now a days I gone to a Scotty Newport( plumbler`s neck design) and find I like to have ball position forward of center and hit ball on the ascending arc.  Question- But wondering where specifically forward of center is best....off left heel, left armpit, left hip left toe, or something else

post #2 of 6

All the pros seem to have the ball forward in their stance.  They appear to line it up with their left ear or left instep.  I go between left ear and left eye.  I seem to putt better when I line it up with my left ear.  

 

Everyone is different, but you definitely don't want to hit down on the ball with a putter (unless it's against the collar of the rough or something).  You want forward spin as soon as possible.  

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Found this video from Dave Stockton:

He likes ball position  behind the lead foot and off the dominant eye.

 

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x834eg_putting-ball-position-golf-lesson-w_sport

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Stockton is really big on keeping your left wrist from breaking through the putt.  I think Mickelson actually uses too much forward press, but what do I know?  ;)

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Question; did you have your putter fitted to your putting/grip stroke? Just curious. My ball position is one ball width left of the center of my narrow, putting stance. Of course after getting set up for the putt, I don't watch the putter face hit the ball. I am one of those who look at my aim point while putting.  

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I been trying to find an optimal ball position for putting. Use to putt with an bullseye and like to have ball position right in the middle of stance and hit slightly down on the ball. Now a days I gone to a Scotty Newport( plumbler`s neck design) and find I like to have ball position forward of center and hit ball on the ascending arc.  Question- But wondering where specifically forward of center is best....off left heel, left armpit, left hip left toe, or something else

I have a narrow stance and play the ball off the left heel. My feet are the same width apart as they would be when I stand naturally.  

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