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    Lines on your ball

    Harrington claims drawing a line on his ball has worked wonders for his putting.

    Have you drawn a line on your ball and do you use it?
    Last edited by PhilTheFragger; 23-Sep-2017 at 12:59.

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    Re: Links on your ball

    Are you allowed to pick up your ball and reposition with the line facing the hole?

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    Re: Links on your ball

    Quote Originally Posted by inc0gnito View Post
    Are you allowed to pick up your ball and reposition with the line facing the hole?
    On the green you can
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    Re: Links on your ball

    Quote Originally Posted by inc0gnito View Post
    Are you allowed to pick up your ball and reposition with the line facing the hole?
    Assuming your on the green, ensure your marker is placed before touching/moving/realigning your ball

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    Re: Links on your ball

    Little hard evidence one way or the other.
    It helps some, it doesn't help others..
    I don't...
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    Re: Links on your ball

    Most balls have an alignment line already on them?!

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    Re: Links on your ball

    Too much hassle to draw it on. I just use the makers name.

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    Re: Links on your ball

    Quote Originally Posted by inc0gnito View Post
    Are you allowed to pick up your ball and reposition with the line facing the hole?
    Any time you have the ball in hand you may place or replace it exactly how you want it. Just remember that once it has been placed other than on a putting green it is in play and cannot be picked up again and be replaced or moved in any way. So no moving it to get the aim line precisely pointing at the target if you are off the green.

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    Re: Lines on your ball

    I use a ball balancing machine, which results in a line on the ball which I use to line up the ball wherever I am 'legally' able to do so but I am not particulalrly bothered about having it aimed 100% accurately like you see a lot of the pros do.
    Last edited by PhilTheFragger; 23-Sep-2017 at 13:01.

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    Re: Lines on your ball

    Tried it, didn't like it, have much better results without using one!
    Last edited by PhilTheFragger; 23-Sep-2017 at 13:01.

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