Many amateurs have difficulty aligning their putter face properly to their intended line. Improper face alignment guarantees they will need to manipulate the putter face to get the ball traveling on the proper line. To correct this problem, pay close attention to the telecast of tour events. You will notice many of the players draw a straight line on their golf ball. The visual guidance provided by the thin line helps them aim their putter along their intended target. If you struggle with the direction of your putts try doing the same thing; once you remove alignment from the equation you can focus on the speed you need to roll the ball into the hole and make more putts.