High Noon Putting
As I was practicing putting prior to my tee time at 12:24 PM, one of my practice putts place me in a position that while addressing the putt, the shadow of my shoulders was cased over the ball. The target line just happens to be in line with the top of the shadow of my shoulders. As I putted, the shadow became my focus instead of the ball. During the back stroke, the shadow of the left shoulder went above the target line.
This indicated to me, what I thought was a vertical shoulder stroke, taking the putter straight back was not being done.
I than decided to place myself in the same putting position, this time, placing a driver across the front of my shoulder and crossing my arm to hold it in place. The shadow of the driver now being over the target line gave me a very good indication of the movement of the shoulders during this practice procedure.
I now know what to do to move the shoulders vertically correct to have the putter go straight back.
Only when this is perfected can gravity take the putter back on line.
The shoulders have to move perfectly vertical to become a proficient putter.