I will work on getting the butt of the club pointing more towards the ball on the ds. If told by the S&T pro to do this, then...that is good enough for me.
Putting with the belly putter is going to be an experiment with me. I know that a lot of folks feel as though it is cheating, but as they say "you still have to putt and get the ball in the hole". If they (USGA) deny the belly putter, IMHO, they must get rid of 460cc drivers, the souped up golf balls, and titanium heads. ALL these items realy don't conform to the spirit of the game as the golf forefathers intended.
Thanks again for all the input. Since you have access to a S&T pro, you are the "go to" guy.