a Straight Putt!!
Note that there are no grooves on the
putter, it does not cause the ball to fly through the
air spinning in one direction or the other. When a ball
is putt on a putting green it's important to remember
that a putter is designed so that you can only hit the
ball straight. There's no point in trying to make the
ball turn with the putter or the stroke. It's the green
itself that may cause the ball to turn right or left
away from the straight line in which you putt the ball.
Therefore, after carefully reading the topography of
the green (i.e. deciding which way the ball is going
to go after you strike it with the putter and send it
on its way) and selecting your target, you must align
yourself with the intended target. Once in position
your job is to concentrate on bringing the putter straight
back and straight through the ball toward your target.
As the putter will only hit the ball in one direction
(straight forward), following these steps will ensure
that you hit the ball toward your target.
Too many people line up a putt worrying about the break
in the green and it's upcoming effect on the path of
the ball. As a result, they tend to push or pull the
ball to compensate for the undulations in the green.
Trust yourself to have read the green correctly and
just hit a straight putt at the target you've selected.
You may be surprised how often you're correct.