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BigSky 11-06-2013 04:44 PM

Putting At Random Targets
 
Would putting at different objects, or even the ground be detrimental to my putting game? I figure that as long as your going though the same putting motion, it shouldn't matter, right?

Sometimes I'll pick a spot on my bed or the floor and just try and hit it repeatedly. I can get about 25' of distance inside the house, so it's at least good enough to stretch my arm a bit and use a good putting stance.

Does anyone else do this? And if so, does it affect your putts on actual baskets?

bradharris 11-06-2013 04:47 PM

An easy way to practice putting is to get some sort of stake and wrap two strips of tape around it to represent the top of the basket and the top of the tray. Putting at that is akin to putting at the pole of a basket. Hit inside the target area and it's likely a made putt on a real basket.

mashnut 11-06-2013 05:01 PM

You want a target that approximates the kind of target you're going to putt at in a real round. Putting at a horizontal surface is going to make you really good at laying up but not necessarily good at making real putts. Something like a hanging pillow case might make a better approximation for indoors.

bobmcnelly 11-06-2013 05:11 PM

At my home course we don't have a practice basket so I usually use the course sign. Which looks just like a no parking sign.

ScottyLove 11-06-2013 05:16 PM

dgNOMAD
 
This is why I love my dgNOMAD target... works perfect for what you're describing.

http://www.pdga.com/files/u4697/dgnomad_nomad.jpg

BigSky 11-06-2013 05:24 PM

Mashnut, you are not always putting level. That's why I assumed it wouldn't matter, as long as you're hitting the same spot. I like Brad's idea of the stick with stripes. The pillowcase sounds good too, plus it might not wake the kids. :thmbup:

mashnut 11-06-2013 05:28 PM

Oh I agree, varying the height is a good thing to work on, I just think that you'll get very different habits aiming at a horizontal target rather than a vertical one.

BigSky 11-06-2013 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mashnut (Post 2230287)
Oh I agree, varying the height is a good thing to work on, I just think that you'll get very different habits aiming at a horizontal target rather than a vertical one.

Yea, I like to mix it up. Putting at the wife is always fun too. :D

mashnut 11-06-2013 05:42 PM

I get in trouble for that if I don't warn her first. :p

HardstyleBeast 11-06-2013 06:09 PM

There is an abandoned and grown over playground in the woods by me so I throw my putter though the swings. I think it helps. I approach them from different angles using the bushes and other objects to practice putting from a less than desirable lie.


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