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This may sound weird, but.....

Postby johnemus » Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:44 pm

It has been about a week and a half since I have played and I cant seem to find my style which I usually use to putt. Everything I try doesnt feel right and usually hasnt gone in. I just cant seem to remember it. Lol
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Postby Chase20460 » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:30 pm

Try a different putter.
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Postby GDL17921 » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:35 pm

I know what you're saying Josh. Sometimes I feel like I'm putting with the wrong hand, and some days I feel like I can't miss. Solution is simple. Practice, practice, practice. Try different putters, like Chase is saying, try different weights, try different stances. Do all your tests with about 20-30 putts, from the same distance (about 20-25 feet), and you'll soon find out what it most comfortable. Then, throw about 5,000 putts in your comfort zone, and you'll have a hard time forgetting what feels right after that.
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Postby johnemus » Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:06 pm

Chase20460 wrote:Try a different putter.


What putter would you suggest? I use the KC Pro Aviar.
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Postby Chase20460 » Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:49 pm

I really dont have a answer for that one. When my putting goes to shit, I just use a different putter for a round or 2. Usaully, I putt so bad that whatever problem I had before is gone, when I go for my old putter.

Last night, as an example, I used a Bulldog and putted like cooked dogshit. I now am eager to go out and use my regular putter again, as no matter how bad it is, it will be better than with the Bulldog.


A half assed answer would be a DX Aviar. They are more stable and easier to putt with when you have been using a beefier putter. It can also work opposite. I use a straight putter, but when its not working I go for a beefier putter. Pro Ds and Wizards are the closest thing to the KC, however.
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Postby Abe Froman » Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:34 am

GDL17921 wrote:Practice, practice, practice.
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, AND MORE
take your time. use the same motion everytime. prepare for every putt the same way each time. everytime i go out to have a cig i putt like 20 times in my front yard. its helped me tremendously lately. pro line rhyno\ special edition y2k tank have always felt the best for me.
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Postby Eminem4president » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:23 am

Great thread. Putting threads are my favorite. Allow me to share so of my knowledge. I hope you find it resourceful.

I consider myself a good putter because I have developed a routine that works for me. I do it everytime, same routine

routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine, routine,...

Find a routine..

It truely doesn't matter what putter you use just use the same mold,

Remember, It's the Archer, not the arrow.

Dave Feldberg gave me a putting lesson a year and a half ago and I watched myself go from 938 to 992 and climbing. Its not my driving that's for sure.

He pointed out a few issues I had ( ie, balance, holding the disc, etc...) and he corrected it all and told me " Practice, Practice, Practice to improve your luck" In which I did, do, and the results will be blatant.

When you putt, or any shot for that matter, you want to develop a easily, repeatable movement or throw. That where practicing and routine come into play.

Good Putting practice:
You will need 3 putters the same and a mini:

- Take 3 putters and disperse them in differnet areas of your putting green within 25-30 feet of the Unit. DO NOT putt from the same spot consecutively.

Address each lie as if you were in a tournament:

Mark your lie, Take your time, focus and visualize the line your putt will take into the chains and release. After you sink that putt move to the next putter. Putt all three, than disperse again.

Real life putting situations:

I like to put each putt in a REAL situations. For instance, I might walk up there and ask if I'm out or say nice drive to the ghost players. I may ask a person to move from behind the basket or to move back. I will address my lie get ready to putt and step away because of a fake car horn or someone shouting of in the distance. Put yourself in real life situations.

My nieghbors probably think i'm crazy cause I'm talking to noone, but I don't care. I'm out living my dream and not trapped behind my TV.

Now after 30 minutes or however long you can remain focused, I take 10 putters from 25 feet from the same spot and make all 10 or I can't go inside until I do. You can maybe start at 15 or 20 feet.

Now, I absolutely LOVE to putt. Well, I always have, but now more find the bottom of the Unit.

I hope you find this resourceful and appliable...

Now go practice!

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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:54 am

good thoughts Tank, I'm going to try the real life practice. I've been putting (practicing) with 10 putters. I'd putt all ten from one spot, retrieve, then repeat from another spot.

I think that I get lazy and don't put the effort into all the putts. I might also be getting a little too quick, and that it might be the start of a bad habit. I don't know how many times I've missed a 15-20 footer, and realized afterwards that I just rushed it.
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Postby Chase20460 » Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:40 pm

Good post Tank. :wink:
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Postby karma27895 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:47 pm

i tryed the rest but i stuck to the best gateway wizards is the way to go very predictible try them out u might like them
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Postby dx pete » Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:05 am

one thing i have found useful in getting back in rhythm is to practice missing putts from about 15'. Try to hit the chains but not make the putt. Harder to do than it sounds. Do this about 10 times, then make 10 putts. I find this particularly useful if Ive been coming up short on putts
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Postby Birdman » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:10 am

one thing i also do is take 4 of the same putters....spread them out in different locations...then use your mini and simulate putting...if you miss shoot with that same disc from that same spot....if you make that one move on but if you miss the second make three in a row using that same disc...repeat this process for each spot and your rythm and style will come back fast.
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Postby dx pete » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:20 pm

huh?
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Postby Birdman » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:29 pm

basically you putt from 4 different spots....if you cant make it from that spot in 2 shots you keep shooting till you find your rythm and can hit 2 in a row...basically shooting from that spot until you hit the 3 will help with your form and stroke.
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