Your shaft alignment visual is more than 3 times the length of the putter face alone — you have the Ultimate Alignment!
You square your stance, your body, the putter face, and your eyes…..everything!
With confident alignment, you focus entirely on the pace of the putt!
“All you do is address the putt until the white shaft aligns with the white bar. When you’ve got it right, all you see is one long, unending white line to the toe of the club.” — Gary Van Sickle, Golf.com
“It is simply the easiest thing that I have seen to help people line up since the old Acushnet Bullseye putter, but this is far better!” — Top PGA teaching pro, Jeff Smith, Indiana
The Shaftlign Method ( how to best utilize it )
First, line up the shaft with your intended line, Now take your stance in a square position, using the shaft for alignment. The middle of the shaft should run right between your eyes, keeping both eyes open. The bar on the heel of the putter should be equally visible on both sides of the shaft, guaranteeing accurate putter face alignment. Now your shaft, your stance, your body, the putter face and your eyes are perfectly aligned — every time. This is the key to consistency. After a short while, your sub-conscious will take over, and you will realize that the only thing left is the weight of the stroke. Now you own the Shaftlign Magic — your stroke is pure pace.
So now, how do you specifically handle the pace?
The best way to do this is to step off each putt. For example, a 4 foot putt is stroked just a bit harder than a 3 foot putt ( Yes, even step off a short putt. Put a number in your brain. There is a difference between a 2 foot and a 3 foot putt, especially if there is a break). You will stroke a 27 foot putt, just a bit harder than a 25 foot, and so on. For example, knowing that you have a 48 foot putt allows you to take your stance, trust your line, and think 48 foot. If it is downhill, you might adjust your thought to 41 foot, or to 53 foot for uphill, depending on your calculations. Once you start stepping off your putts you will be surprised with how inefficient your estimations were before. The difference between “thinking you have a 25 foot putt” and “knowing you have a 21 foot putt” may be the difference between a 3-putt and a 1-putt. This mental thought process of the weight of the putt together with the acceptance of not trying to be perfect with the line (just trusting it), allows for your best chance to marry the line and pace. And with this union you will find that the reason for most missed putts are miss-reads. And that, in turn, will help you become a better reader of the greens. This may sound like an over simplification, but it is not. Your Shaftlign is the real deal.