Take a look at this video from Golf Magazine Top100 Instructor Jerry King on matching your putter to your full swing shot shape. I can't embed the video in this post so you'll have to pop over and watch it. It's short, less than 3 minutes. But I will summarize what he says.
In a nutshell, King says:
- If you draw the ball, you naturally have a putting stroke that makes an arc -- just like your draw swing -- so a toe-weighted putter allows you to take advantage of that natural motion.
- And if you fade the ball, you naturally stand so a straight back-and-through stroke is your natural putting stroke -- after all, your fade swing doesn't arc around you as much -- so a face-balanced putter allows you to take advantage of THAT natural motion.
The video tells you how to address the ball to make this work, so take a look and see if it helps you with the flat stick. Trust me, the less you think about mechanics when you putt, the better your putts are going to be.