Your posture in putting is critical.
Any tension promoting set ups will send your ball in every direction, but in the hole. Popular ones include a “flared-out crunched over posture” or “super-tall-locked-knees-rigid-arms posture.”
Instead, get comfortable over your putt.
Check your distance from the ball to ensure your eyes are directly over or just inside the target line.How to Check: Drop a ball from your eye to the ground. If it lands anywhere inside the ball or just at it, you’re good to go. Otherwise, check your set up. You are either too close or too far from the ball.
For the Set Up: I like a slight bend in my arms and knees with the putter shaft inline with my forearms. This posture is relaxed yet connected, promoting a smooth stroke.
And for the short ones in lieu of the popular “mammoth backstroke-jamming on the brakes-on the through stroke,” I like:
A short backstroke with a smooth acceleration of the putterhead well past impact.
I hold my finish for 3 seconds, which helps me stay in the shot.
Plus, holding my finish keeps the putter face on target longer for more rolls in the hole.