kenstl, on 11 September 2017 - 02:03 PM, said:
I have recently went back to my Seemore putter and have had some success. I love my face on LFI for short and lag putts, but I have been disappointed with my ability to make 7' - 15'. I am close many times, and I know no one makes a high percentage of those putts, but I am not cashing in at all.
I may be selling my B Grace LFI if anyone has interest.
I've written this many times on threads about face on, but you should be careful about not falling into the mindset that every putt is a referendum on the validity of the putting method itself. All of us that putt this way went to face on in the hopes of making more putts of ALL lengths, so there is a natural tendency when you miss to think that it hasn't worked.
So here is my free advice, likely worth exactly what you are paying for it.
1. Somehow or other, keep careful stats about your putting and see what is actually happening. This needs to be over a long period of time to have any validity; otherwise, your putting stats tend to reflect ball striking way, way too much.
2. If you don't have one, get an indoor putting carpet and practice in what Juan Elizondo calls a "pristine environment". If one method or the other suits you best, it'll show up there, without intervening issues like bumpy greens, wind, etc.
There is a lot that I don't know about life and golf, but I believe 100% that facing the hole and putting with one hand is a better way to putt; I just don't think it's arguable. My advantage is that I'm a stats freak and have my putting numbers going back many, many years to compare before and after, AND that I just don't give a rip what ANYBODY thinks of the way I putt.
That said, it ain't for everybody. It takes a pretty serious commitment to make the change permanently, AND to not be threatened by the reaction of other golfers to what you are doing. Randy Haag estimates a year to become fully comfortable and proficient with it; I'm not sure that it takes THAT long, but it ain't a magic trick.