3- Ball Position:
The ball position is a personal preference because of different styles.
Place the ball in the middle of your stance or slightly forward in order to let the club strike the ball at or just past the bottom of the swing arc.
Flex the knees slightly with the feet comfortably apart to maintain balance.
Bend more from the upper body with the shoulders rounded being sure to keep the lower back relatively straight.
The arms should be relaxed and slightly bent as they hang naturally close to the body.
This should place your eyes almost directly over the ball.
Keeping your arms relaxed and hanging naturally close to the body will promote a swing that will stay longer on the target path.
Make sure the ball is close to your feet, the farther the ball is from your feet, the farther the hands will be also making it harder to create a straight back, straight through forward swing.
There are different variations on holding the club. I prefer to place the club in the palm of my right hand first with my thumb on top of the grip.
Then, I place the palm of my left hand on the grip so that the thumb is on top of the grip and it rests against the crease of the heel pad and thumb pad of the right hand. My index finger overlaps the ring finger of my right hand. This is called the reverse overlap grip.
Be sure to hold the putter lightly with both hands. This will help eliminate any tension in the arms and shoulders.