@Mr PuddleBingo! That is also my point! If your learning you do want to learn to putt. Base, arm angle, technique so on so forth. Then you change it to what works for you. Look at Jacks stance in the picture I attached. It obviously worked for him in his awesome career, but would you teach that? That was learned by him on making adjustments to what worked for him, and he spent a lot of time practicing that to take it to the course. Hell I think he putted like that most of his career.
I too have a high handicap, ~22. My problem is I lose a lot of balls, even in the open rough! Yesterday I lost 3 balls in one round so I buy based on price, (low). I like the Costco Kirkland ball, either three of four layer because I can not tell the difference. I'm in a league of older folks, (I'm 68 and have had three back surgeries), and I hit just as far as everyone else, (which is not far, 200 yard drives), and some are using really expensive balls. This all leads me to believe that for us older folks with high handicaps expensive balls may not make that much of a difference? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts?
Disagree. What your saying is everyone has to putt using the same technique to get it right, when in actual fact putting techniques vary incredibly, even amongst the worlds best. If standing on my head and putting backwards with my left hand makes the ball go in the hole, then surely that's the path to take?