CHECK THESE FOUR LINES
This is your final check: the four parallel lines of putting. The first is from the ball to the target – your intended line. The second is the eye line, which should be parallel to the first. If your eye line points right or left, your aim shifts. Third is the shoulder line. If your shoulders are open or closed, the stroke goes left or right. To square your shoulders, set your head above your stance centre. Last is the line of your forearms. Because one hand is lower on the grip, pay extra attention that this line is parallel to the others.
Mike Shannon is based at Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simons Island, Georgia. He works with 14 tour players, including Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell and Whee Kim.