Putting face-on (otherwise known as side-saddle putting or straight-forward putting) can be a little awkward when trying it for the first time, especially if you’re used to the traditional stance. Here’s a basic primer for face-on putting if you’re left-handed:

  1. Stand facing the hole or your intended line.
  2. The ball should be a few inches outside and in front of the little toe on your left foot.
  3. Anchor the putter grip just inside the left shoulder with your right hand.
  4. Bending forward, place your left hand on the shaft about halfway down. (A lot of long putters have a second grip in that area for this reason).
  5. The shaft should be at a 90-degree angle to the ground.
  6. Stroke the ball using your left hand, holding the top of the club against your body with the right.
  7. Look for a golf putter model that has a beveled toe sole of about 10 degrees. This will help with your setup options for an upright lie angle.

Face-On/Side-Saddle/Straight-Forward Putting