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OPTICAL ALIGNMENT COMPARISON

WHICH CUP IS EXACTLY IN LINE WITH THE BALL?

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WHICH CUP IS DIRECTLY ABOVE THE BALL?

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THE ONLY PURPOSE OF THE TEST IS TO POINT OUT THAT WHEN VIEWING THE TOP EXAMPLE, IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO LINE UP A TARGET FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE.

IT'S MUCH LIKE TRYING TO LINE UP ITEMS IN A SINGLE SPACED LIST ON A PAGE WITHOUT HORIZONTAL LINES WHERE NAMES ARE FAR LEFT WITH THEIR PHONE NUMBERS TO THE FAR RIGHT.

THIS IS THE SAME BASIC "LOOK" YOU HAVE TO CONTEND WITH FROM A CONVENTIONAL PUTTING STANCE.

THE LOWER EXAMPLE IS MORE LIKE THE PERSPECTIVE YOU GET WHEN YOU FACE THE LINE.  NOT AS GOOD AS WHEN VIEWED FROM A LOWER ANGLE THAT'S DIRECTLY BEHIND THE BALL (As with the sidesaddle stance. )  BUT MUCH BETTER THAN THE TOP EXAMPLE.

YOU SHOULD HAVE FAR LESS TROUBLE FINDING THE HOLE DIRECTLY ABOVE THE BALL.

THIS IS MORE LIKE READING VERTICAL COLUMNS ON A PAGE. IT IS MUCH EASIER TO SEE WHICH ITEMS AT THE BOTTOM OF A PAGE BELONG TO WHICH HEADINGS AT THE TOP WITHOUT HELP FROM VERTICAL LINES.

YOU LINE UP YOUR PUTT FROM BEHIND THE BALL TO THE HOLE AND FROM BEHIND THE HOLE BACK TO THE BALL. IT ONLY MAKES SENSE TO MAKE YOUR STROKE FROM THE SAME PERSPECTIVE.

YOU WOULDN'T AIM A RIFLE DOWN THE BARREL THEN TURN SIDEWAYS AND HOLD IT ACROSS YOUR BODY TO PULL THE TRIGGER.


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