PERCEPTION MUST MATCH REALITY
One misconception is that the eyes must be over the ball. But that’s not strictly true. It varies player to player, because what’s important is how you see straight or square. To find out, pace out a 10ft putt and then place a ruler underneath a ball so it points directly at the centre of the hole. As you take your address, note how your perception and where the ruler points changes as you alter your neck bend or adjust your distance from the ball. The important thing is that the ruler looks like it’s pointing dead centre. Once you find that position, reset again and again until you are confident that you can setup in the same position every time. It may seem tedious, but it’s a great way to make sure your set up is consistent and correct.