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Old 02-19-2014, 12:13 PM
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Many athletes use some type of ritual, motions, etc. as a aid in focussing and or visualizing what ever action they are about to attempt. It may look silly to others but if it helps their game who cares what others think.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:43 PM
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i do something similar on my putts. I like to hold my disc up at where I want my disc to go and basically create a line. Sometimes even closing my left eye as if I'm looking down a scope of a gun.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:52 PM
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I think lots of people do it on their putts[and yes, I point my putter ], and the same # like to wag their discs back and forth like Sergio Garcia used to wag his putter.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:48 PM
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tell me why some players hold their arm stiff and straight out pointing down the fairway before throwing... like they're aiming and lining up their release. Typically, the people i see do it, hold their disc eye level, which is nowhere near where they are intending on releasing.

I've always wondered why and if it really does any good. My knee jerk reaction is no, since A) the hand is not typically in the same position at the hit point, and B) neither is the player's body.
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Many athletes use some type of ritual, motions, etc. as a aid in focussing and or visualizing what ever action they are about to attempt. It may look silly to others but if it helps their game who cares what others think.
I think the OP and Old Dog are both right. Its no physical advantage, but it certainly can help with the mental game.
I also think its a ploy to manipulate the opponent psychologically, like Babe Ruth pointing out his shot, only every time.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:05 AM
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Gets your body in a routine, just like shooting a free-throw in basketball, people do some wired stuff, but if it works, it works!
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:29 AM
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I found myself doing this when I was lining up a stand-still anny shot. I don't do it when I line up other stand-still (or any run up) lines.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:18 AM
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so many pros do this-- its all about the Feng shui.

duh.

Last edited by Aim For The Chains; 02-20-2014 at 01:19 AM. Reason: Feng shui (i pinyin: fēng shuǐ) is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing the human existence with the surroundings
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Old 02-20-2014, 10:00 AM
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Have you Feng Shui-ed your DG game today?
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:35 PM
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there was this young kid on the mn majestic lead card at kaposia who would hold his putter like that for no less than 20 seconds, then suddenly putt. no waggle or arm motion at all. Dave and Cale were kinda snickering about the style, but dood was bangin em all day. I replicate it sometimes when I'm playing with friends, to see how long I can hold the disc up before they talk ****.
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Setting the shot in the minds eye is everything.
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