Face-on putting (otherwise known as side-saddle putting or straight-forward putting) is an effective putting technique where a golfer putts with his/her body facing the hole and the ball to his/her right or left (depending on the dominant hand of the player). This technique does comply with the United States Golf Association’s official rules as long as the golfer does not straddle the putt’s line. It was popularized by golf legend Sam Snead back in the 1960’s as an effective way to combat the yips.