There are three aspects to consider when adopting your putting stance with the SmartPutter.
All three aspects are accomplished for most golfers by adopting the recommended SmartPutter stance that we will show you here. We call it the Dynamic Balance Position.
Stand facing the hole with your feet to one side of the line of putt. Right-handers will have the left foot leading.
Your leading foot is located to the left of the ball adjacent to your big toe.
The calf of your leading leg should be perpendicular to the green. Your knee will be bent slightly so that you can stand comfortably and locate the club-head behind the ball.
The critical aspects to your foot placement are that you do not stand over the line of putt and that you are comfortably balanced over the ball.
To help you align your feet with the SmartPutter and the ball position we provide a full-sized Dynamic Balance Position template mat. This mat clearly displays the ball position, the imaginary line of putt, the SmartPutter head position and positioning of the feet.
The ball position is the fixed point around which everything else is based – the starting point for building your stance.
The next important factor is the imaginary line of putt. This is the direction in which you will make your stroke. Depending on the green it may point straight from the ball to the hole. More commonly it will point to one side or the other to allow for the green topography. Important to note is that the line of putt extends through the ball front and back and is an important factor in complying with the Rules of Golf.
The putter head is aligned behind the ball along the line of putt.
The leading foot is positioned adjacent to the ball with the toe aligned with the front face of the ball. The calf is kept plumb and vertical with the green surface.
The trailing foot is angle slightly and positioned at a comfortable distance behind the body to maintain stability and allow the leading calf to be kept plumb. The trailing foot is also kept clear of the imaginary line of putt to comply with the Rules of Golf.
The Dynamic Balance Position provides the most comfortable putting position with the least degree of gymnastics for most people. The best putting stance for you is the one that allows to to putt consistently and accurately and complies with the Rules of Golf. Study the Dynamic Balance Position and spend some time mastering it doing putting drills and during play – then and only then, should you begin to adapt the stance and make any personal tweaks you feel are necessary.
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