Devin_GmitterChuckZI listed to Johnny Miller critique of Zach Johnson this week regarding his use of the plumb bob during the TOC. Seemed each time Miller would say something negative about this style being ineffective for the conditions on Maui, Zach would read it perfectly and drain the put. Not a real fan of Miller as a commentator......how many in the FJC use the plumb bob technique? I do and feel it works for me.....
If you know how to do it properly it most certainly can give you a general idea of the slope of a green. What I see is most people do it wrong!
Depending on the toe hang of your putter the shaft could lean in different directions. You must find the angle of your putter face where the shaft it perfectly straight up and down, If you don't follow plump bob a door jam. Spin the putter around as you are hanging it in front of your eye, wherever that putter is straight up and down remember that face angle of the putter and ALWAYS hold it that way when bobbing. You must also always use your dominant eye only and hold the putter with the opposite hand.
Sounds a bit ridiculous but it works!
Thanks, DG! I get that the shaft should be perfectly vertical and not in a slant- also using my right eye- dominant.
I'm afraid to ask but I'm still not sure what I'm looking for... I would really love to learn this technique. But for many attempts, I've not gotten it.