Originally Posted by GordonGekko
So when you hit down on it putting... were you trying to pop it into the air? I'm confused on the hitting down part.
Anyway, I try to hit the ball as horizontal to the ground as possible. Don't want the putter to be in an upswing or downswing, just right at level. I'm pretty good at putting and I sink my fair share of shit outside of 15 ft. Unfortunately it is for par saving endeavors because I cannot get off the tee right now.
My two keys to putting, which generally would help far more if I weren't so ADD and forgetful, are to take the putter back low and keep my left wrist angle at impact. I find I get the purest strike that way.
I've also found that the slower I take the putter head away on putts inside five feet, the better my contact. YMMV.