MEASURE YOUR DISTANCE
With your aim set, you want to take advantage of it by swinging the putter on line. This is determined by the near-to-far ball position. If you stand too close to the ball, you’ll make an out-to-in stroke. Too far away, and the stroke path will be in to out. Most tour pros stand 2¼ to 2¾ putterheads from the inside edge of the ball to the toe line (left). Putterheads range from 10.8 to 11.5 centimetres long. To confirm your distance is good, have a friend make sure your putterhead tracks slightly to the inside on the backstroke and inside again after impact.