All other putters that I have ever seen are designed so the golfer stands beside the ball when putting. The Straight Away Putter is designed with the shaft installed perpendicular to the club face so the golfer will stand behind the ball when putting. The golfer will stand back from his ball to line up his shot as he would with a conventional putter. Once he picks his line, he will walk straight up to the ball and stand behind the ball. Then he will putt the ball straight away from himself along the line he picked. Because the line of putting is already set, the golfer can concentrate on the speed of the putt.