Putting Myths

Putting Myths

Myth 1: Eyes must be directly over the ball – This is not specific enough because both eyes, regardless of dominance, work together to see one picture and only your perfect sighting line shows exactly where your eyes need to be. As the eyes over the ball method does not account for eye-dominance this is not right for every player.

Myth 2: Ball forward in the stance – This is not right for every player as the correct ball position for every individual player is determined by a stance position which ensures the player’s sighting line has perfect vision along the putter face. For example,  with the ball forward, a typically even-sighted or right-handed right eye dominant player would be prone to sighting and setting up inside the line with a slightly closed putter face, resulting in pulled strokes, especially over distance or when under pressure. SightRight proves each player has to square the putter face to the line of aim in relation to their eye dominance, and not a preconceived ball position.

Myth 3: Topspin and an upward stroke keeps the ball on line – Topspin and an upward stroke are not guaranteed to keep the ball on the ‘true’ line of aim. If you have not sighted the line of aim perfectly, and set up with a perfectly square putter face (Diagram 7 overleaf) then accuracy will not be achieved. By setting up your putter face perfectly square to the line of aim then delivering a low straight follow through, you achieve a more accurate stroke as the ball and putter stay online longer during the follow through.

Myth 4: Drawing a line on your ball for perfect aim – If a player sets up a putt using a line on their ball without accounting for their correct sighting line they may unknowingly be looking across the line on the ball. If you learn to sight perfectly on your sighting line when standing or crouching you do not need to use a line on the ball.

Myth 5: Belly Putters are better than short putters – Whilst good for stability, belly putters tend to push the players vision back off their perfect sighting line and assumes the same ball position for every player. This causes accuracy issues, especially over distance and one size does not fit all.