Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ask Linda #1695a- Follow-up comment to Ask Linda #1695-Mark ball aside on putting green

Hi Linda,
Regarding your recommendation to “announce the stationary object you sight”:
An experienced tournament official told me that rather than sight an object, he recommends simply aligning the club/putter head directly at 90 degrees to the hole. This obviates the sometimes-exaggerated process players often go through when “spanning” a ball. (Never heard the term “spanning” before.)
I thought this alternative might interest you, given the vast majority of requests to move a ball occur on the green.
Cheers ....
Lou from Melbourne, Australia