I always know when a Tour player is happy with his putting stroke—and not because I have access to his stats. It’s the words he uses. When I hear “Pelz I’m starting the ball on line on almost every putt” it’s music to my ears.
To begin grip down very slightly on a low-loft club (in the photo I’m using a 6-iron). This effectively raises the bottom of your swing arc. Center the ball in your stance with your hands just in front of it at address.
Drawback is a great way to prepare for any round but it’s extra useful when you’re gearing up for a competition or a match that matters more than most. Why? Three reasons: Trying to win each hole gets your competitive juices flowing more so than mindlessly rolling putts on the practice green. You need that edge when you’re engaged in a real match.