Switch Putting and the Magic Lane:
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Wider Magic lane =

Greater margin for error                  

The Magic lane is wider when you putt from the low side of the ball and inside the arc of the putt.

The Magic lane for the hook putt is quite a bit wider than the Magic lane for the slice putt. We had a very enlightening session and test with PGA Tour pro Roger Maltbie.  Putting right-handed from 12 ft. on a left to right putt, his Magic lane right-handed was 7” wide at its apex.

 

When he switched from standing above the ball right-handed to standing on the low side of the ball left-handed, Roger made more putts from both above and below his 7" right-handed lane. His Magic lane left-handed for the exact same putt was 4” wider, for a grand total width of 11” wide.  It was 2” wider on the high side and 2”wider on the low side.

This wider lane affords the player a greater margin for error when standing on the low side of the ball and inside the arc of the putt. This is also why most right-handers love the right to left hook putt. It is because they have a greater margin for error when they are standing on the low side of the ball and inside the arc of the putt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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