LBlack14 I bet he still has mud on his clubs from 3 years ago.
I know someone just like that....... how interesting he was not the only one leaving mud on his club face.... he was ok with other stuff in his life, he takes a shower each day ( in my opinion not necessary ), his car is clean and no garbage inside the car. his house is decent like everyone else's. Can't understand why he would not wipe his golf club after each shot.
With your putting ..... try open the stance a little bit. Look at the putting line from behind the golf ball and stay that way until the golf ball is on it's way to the cup. I figured you might have the issue more with the line of sight than the actual putting stroke. That way, once you get the feel for the putter, you could putt with anything even a baseball bat.