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sight line on the ball?
As I've gotten older I've found it's getting harder and harder to line up putts properly. And I don't mean reading the green. I'm talking about making your read and then having a hard time getting the club face square to the line you've chosen. I don't know if it's my eye sight or what, I also wear glasses and the limited peripheral vision sure doesn't help.

Today I went to the practice green and messed around with drawing a line on the ball and aiming that line on the line I want my putt to start out on. It makes it much easier to just stand over the ball, square the club face to the line on the ball and stroke it. I've had people recommend this to me in the past and I've played with it for very short periods of time but the thing that I've had problems with is the amount of time it takes to mess around with the ball to get the "sight line" right.

This seems to be a pretty popular thing to do so I'm wondering, from those of you who do it, does it get easier and faster the more you do it?? If I keep at it for a while will it get easier to place the ball properly the first time? I don't want to develop a routine that's going to be slow for me and painful for my playing partners and the groups behind me!!!

For those who don't use this technique do you have a different recommendation on how to improve putting alignment???

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I'm a big fan of this technique. Seeing I'm not huge off the tee I spend a lot of my time on the short game. After struggling with putting I found out about this technique from the golf channel a couple of years ago. After I spent some time working with it my putting improved dramatically. If you are playing with others to save time line up your putt while your playing partners are putting out. I know most people that I play with don't have a problem with this so I don't think you will have a problem there. Also....I think over time you will learn to become more comfortable with this technique and with that come better putting and the ability to line up your putt quicker.

 

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