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'Every putt is a straight putt'. This statement seems as incredulous as the assertion by The Flat Earth Society that the world is flat.
A small putting gap between your ball and your putterface can make a big difference to how well you putt.
Is a mismatched putting stroke detrimental to your putting? How important is it that the length of your backstroke matches the length of your forward stroke?
Putting instruction primarily helps you hit a straight putt and send it the correct distance. If you can already do this, your concerns should be with aiming your putterface and reading the breaks.
To have a good short game, you must be able to certain things well. You must be able to pitch the ball, chip it, get out of bunkers, hit high lob shots, and of course putt successfully.
Putting is the most individualistic of all golf shots, but in the end it comes down to applying certain key putting basics if you are after consistent results.