Putt With Greater Accuracy

While it is perfectly legal to place an alignment line on a golf ball to help a golfer “line up his/her putt“; according to rules 6-5 and 12-2 it states, that each player should put an identification mark on his golf ball. Thus, the Rules do not limit the type of markings a player may put on the golf ball (i.e. arrows, lines, words, etc). Additionally, there is no penalty for using such lines to “line up” prior to a stroke on the putting green or any place else on the course.  However, for some reason the USGA has mixed feelings on using your golf ball marker for the same function which, is likely to change in the near future because it is a CLEAR contradiction of the use of the “alignment line” on a golf ball. [See Rule 14.2 (Replacing Ball on Spot)].

Knowing this, an Alignment Golf Ball Marker will help you to align your golf ball on the putting green for a more accurate putt.
Before marking your golf ball on the green:  

  •  Be sure to place the point of the golf ball marker behind the golf ball so that it points to a straight line to the “middle” of the cup.

Before replacing your golf ball on the green:

  • If you don’t have an alignment mark on your golf ball:
    • Walk up to your golf ball marker while getting a visual of the putting break and where the tip of the golf ball marker is pointing.
    • Place your golf ball directly in front of the tip of the golf ball marker then remove the golf ball marker. You can now make your putt in the direction of the line break whether it is a straight putt or slightly to the left/right based on what you saw against the golf ball marker.
  • If you do have an alignment mark on your golf ball:
    • Walk up to your golf ball marker while getting a visual of the putting break and where the tip of the golf ball marker is pointing.
      • If you have determined that you have a straight putt with very little to “No-Break, place your golf ball directly in front of the tip of the golf ball marker in alignment with the line on your golf ball.  Remove the golf ball marker. You can now make your putt in the direction to the cup; be sure to putt square through the golf ball.
      • If you have determined that there is a break in the putting line, place your golf ball “DIRECTLY” in front of the tip of the golf ball marker from where you first removed your golf ball.  However, turn the golf ball still at the tip of the marker so that the alignment line is pointing in the direction of the line break.  BE VERY CAREFUL BECAUSE THIS MAY ONLY TAKE A FRACTION OF A TURN.  Remove the golf ball marker. You can now make your putt in the direction of the line on your golf ball; be sure to putt square through the golf ball and the alignment line on your golf ball.

View the images to fully understand the power you have in this small golf ball marker to improve your putting and reducing your putting strokes to two or less per hole.  The lines have been exaggerated for illustrations.
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