Jack has always promoted using an object for alignment like a divot, broken tee, ball mark on the green or even a leaf. Go watch Jacks tee shot on #16 at Augusta in 1986. He even re-teed because he was uncomfortable with the original alignment.
I use the line on all putts over a foot. When I first started using the line I'll admit to taking a stance, doubting my line and re-lining it up a time or 2 which I'm sure frustrated my playing partners. I've just learned to trust the line since my first read of a green is usually right and my second guessing is almost always wrong.
Now if you are not a good green reader then you have no business using the line on the ball.
I just wish there was a gauge on the ball to tell me just how hard to hit the damn thing.
Shot 107, on home course. First round with Arccos sensors, so I have stats!
- 0 GIR
- 5 nGIR
- 2.22 putts per hole
Most shots lost on poor tee shots or second shots getting me into trouble spots . A few duffed shots too.
Looking at the strokes gained/lost analysis - only 5/18 tee shots were "average", one was better than average, and the rest were poor. SImilarly, because the tee shots often got me into trouble, my second shots were often poor - only two average shots, the rest poor.
Okay, I have turned a corner on the commercials-with-golf on the same screen view. I just got to see Tony Finau and Tiger Woods make putts during an AT&T commercial. I don't much care for AT&T but their commercials are fantastic.