The Belly Putter produces a fundamentally sound stroke, but one that is slightly different than the action used with a conventional putter. The ball should be positioned directly under the point where the butt of the club is anchored to the body, which is usually the navel
(1). Unlike the putting motion with a standard flat stick, the takeaway with a belly putter begins with the arms, not the shoulders
(2). Because of the putter's added length and weight, the stroke will be longer and slower than the swing with a conventional putter. Acceleration through the ball comes naturally—there is no need to create it. Finally, the length of the follow-through with the belly putter
(3) should always equal the length of the takeaway.