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ViolaBouquet 03-01-2013 07:59 PM

How do you throw putters?
 
For the longest time I would hold/throw a putter on a drive the same way I would hold a mid. I would use what I think is a "stack" fan grip. I lately had to take my pinky off of the rim so I am only holding it mainly between my index finger, and thumb because I was flipping the disc too much. Is this normal? How do you hold a putter on a non-putt throw?

BigSky 03-01-2013 08:06 PM

Fan grip for approaches, power grip for drives.

Tiny 03-01-2013 08:07 PM

Modified fan grip (pinch grip I think)

CBoyle 03-01-2013 08:08 PM

I hold it exactly the same as I hold every other disc I throw. I think that putters tend to be more sensitive to OAT and speed. In my experience I have turned over putters a lot more then any other disc and it is usually a result of me having improper rhythm in my form. I'm not 100% certain but I believe that putters do the exact opposite of hiding form flaws and show you exactly what you may be doing wrong; i.e. wrist roll, nose angle, rhythm etc... I always try to be even smoother with putters then any other disc and it gives better results; for me at least, just my .02

Shmacka 03-01-2013 08:15 PM

Straddle putt!!
 
I have recently opened up to a straddle putt when terrain and obstacles permit. I found it to be a A self-conscious posture, at first, but I got over it quickly as I began nailing putts much more regularly.

CBoyle 03-01-2013 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shmacka (Post 1877206)
I have recently opened up to a straddle putt when terrain and obstacles permit. I found it to be a A self-conscious posture, at first, but I got over it quickly as I began nailing putts much more regularly.


OP is questioning how other member's throw putter's for everything BUT putting.:thmbup:

pspunch 03-01-2013 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by BigSky (Post 1877184)
Fan grip for approaches, power grip for drives.

Me too.

mashnut 03-01-2013 08:32 PM

I use the Climo fork grip on mids and putters, but I learned to throw them with a power grip first to clean up my form.

BionicRib 03-01-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShawnBoucke (Post 1877179)
For the longest time I would hold/throw a putter on a drive the same way I would hold a mid. I would use what I think is a "stack" fan grip. I lately had to take my pinky off of the rim so I am only holding it mainly between my index finger, and thumb because I was flipping the disc too much. Is this normal? How do you hold a putter on a non-putt throw?

I use a modified fan grip......but if you are "flipping" the disc a lot......it may be an oat issue and for what its worth IMO you should have the bulk of the pressure on any grip between the meat of your thumb pad and your middle and ring finger.....not between the end of your thumb and your pointer finger.

If you are used to having most of the pressure on the end of your thumb and right on the index finger it will feel extremely odd to change, but thats because you are going to be using muscles you are not used to using by transferring that pressure to the pad/meat of your thumb.......Did wonders for my game......hope that helps

ViolaBouquet 03-01-2013 08:33 PM

How do you powergrip a putter without over powering it?


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