I putt better with eyes outside the line?

Rorys7ironRorys7iron Members Posts: 131
edited Sep 4, 2017 in Putters #1
I have a very Steve stricker style grip, wrists uncocked, to the point the heel is off the ground, I've tried setting up with eyes slightly inside or right on the line And grip more a la tiger, but I can't putt a thing, 4 3 putts per round and 1 4 putt per round the last 2 rounds, Distance control non existent, today went back to eyes an inch over the line and bam, 1 3 putt all round, all strokes within 1 foot of the hole and shot 6 over on front 9 (im 15 handicap)



Conventional wisdom says eyes outside the line is putting suicide, yet it works for me? is there anyone else who does this?

My stroke is sbst with spider tour.
Titleist 716 CB 4-Pw PX 6.0 shafts
Callaway XR 4 hybrid 22° Project-x 60
Titliest 915D stiff
Odyssey versa Works #1 superstroke
Nike engage 56° DGW

Comments

  • MikebbMikebb Members Posts: 104
    Whatever works, my friend. Putting is very individualistic, and if something works for you, don't worry about convention!
  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,235 ClubWRX
    You need to putt with whatever gives you the most success.



    FWIW, the grip that Tiger and a few other use (similar to their irons grip) is unconventional and requires exact timing and ball position along with precise timing. Having the grip go through your lifeline is far more conventional. Ideally, your eyes should be over the line or slightly inside it, but just outside is no different from just inside as long as you are used to seeing the line from that perspective.
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    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Ping Forged 52°, ES 56º and ES 60º
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  • Santiago GolfSantiago Golf I Strive to make you Better Members Posts: 4,997 ✭✭
    Tiger used a very conventional reverse overlap.
    Driver: Taylormade M2 '17 10.5*; Accura Tour Z Pink, 85 M5 (285, can get one or two to carry 300+ if needed)
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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,235 ClubWRX


    Tiger used a very conventional reverse overlap.


    He might have used a reverse overlap, but he gripped it much like his other clubs rather than through the life line.
    Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"
    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Ping Forged 52°, ES 56º and ES 60º
    Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.5"
    MCC Align Midsize
    Moving to the bench:
    Jazz Bear Cat 3 wd Aerotech Stiff
    Vokey SM2 52º cc
    Scotty X7M Dual 38"
  • Rorys7ironRorys7iron Members Posts: 131
    Yeah I guess it's what's comfortable and makes u confident, mad how personal putting is, just put the ball in the hole!
    Titleist 716 CB 4-Pw PX 6.0 shafts
    Callaway XR 4 hybrid 22° Project-x 60
    Titliest 915D stiff
    Odyssey versa Works #1 superstroke
    Nike engage 56° DGW
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