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I am interested in methods, drills and/or training aids used to work on aiming the putter. I have never been more than an average putter relying on my ball striking and short game to score. Lately I have really struggled with my aim as it relates to the putter and as a result making fewer birdies. Thanks in advance for your replies.

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Just to keep it simple. I usually use the centre line of my putter to line up where i want the ball to actually go. And then, i line both feet up square with the clubface and in the closest to where the line is pointing direction..

It seems to work for me, but then again, there is 29strokes difference in our handicaps :P

Goodluck.

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i draw a line on my ball and aim the line where i want to putt and then align the line on my putter with the line on the ball and putt away.

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I love picking a spot 6" in front of the ball, and then rolling the ball over it.

Just HATE when the grass is too perfect to find a "spot"!

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I have an unusal method for aimming the putter.

1) I stand behind the ball and check for the target line
2) I drop my putter perpendicular to the target line
3) I walk around to my putting stance while the putter is resting on the ground and then once my feet are position to putt I then move the putter perpendicular again so that the face is square to the target line.
4) I focus on making a taking the putter back with my shoulders and not my hands to keep the putter face square to the target line.

Try it you might like it.
I will admit it looks strange but I tried a spot ahead of the ball and try to walk around to my stance but I am not confident that the putter is on line with my target line always.

I also do this routine with my irons, woods and driver, it works for me to get the target line.

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You could always try getting a laser pointer... In fact, some electronic putting trainers have these built in now. Other thing you could try is the old string line or using mirrors to help with alignment. I've even known of people that 'putt' their way around the house by keeping the ball running parallel to the wall.

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I love picking a spot 6" in front of the ball, and then rolling the ball over it.

I use this method now and I know what you mean about loosing your spot, especially this time of year when the greens are dormant.

I have an unusal method for aimming the putter.

Are you aiming the putter from behind the ball then walking around to it? I have experimented with this on the practise green with some success, but I often inadvertantly move the putter on the way around the ball.

Thanks for all the tips.

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My pracatice routine is fairly standard, but after I have picked out my line and place the putter square towards my target I step in focusing on aligning the inside of my right elbow (right palm would be facing the target if not holding the club) to my target, then I align my feet parallel to the target line. I focus entirely on tempo and feeling the putter head after that. Putting is the best part of my game by far. I feel that practicing a routine, that works for you and tempo is what makes good putters. I feel that is Sergios problem for example all the focus on technique makes it difficult to perform under pressure. The only time I struggle is when my green reading gets off.

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I use this method now and I know what you mean about loosing your spot, especially this time of year when the greens are dormant.

I do move around my putter to my putting stance while the putter sits on the ground being careful not to move my putter, then I realign the putter perpendicular to where the putter was and draw my line this way. It works for me even though I have never seen a pro do. The only pro who did something similar was Betsey King, She aim behind the ball and placed her putter face square to the target line and walk around to take her putting stance so her putter was already line up.

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