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Old 09-08-2010, 09:15 PM
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A hundred putts a day

Christy and I gave up at least 8 birdies last weekend at a mixed doubles tourney and we both got fed up with it. Now these weren't gimmes but they weren't stupid long either...we hit metal or chains every time but never got one to stick.

So, to remedy this we are going out and throwing 100 putts a day, alternating 10 and 15 feet...all designed for confidence, the final 10 is at 20' and is kind of a "review" to see if you have learned anything.

We started Monday and I am at:

92%, 91%, 96%

she is at:

81%, 82%, 80%

I am going to finish the week at 10 and 15 and might move back from there...it is certainly helping and I have learned a few things that I will have to do on the course:

1) I will always hold a putter in my off hand from now on...I tend to practice with a stack and I started holding one in each hand today and did really well, so this will be my technique.

2) I cannot sit there and futz around, walk up, focus, throw...no dilly bopping around anymore...the more I jerk off before the shot the more often I miss...Christy actually said I had a rhythm going with equal timing between putts as I bent down to grab a new putter, aim and fire.

3) I cannot "focus on a link" like others tell you to do, but I can focus on the pole...and hit it, so that is my target.

I am much happier with my putting already and can't wait to see how it translates in a round, though I won't get disappointed because I have only been at it a few days.

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Old 09-08-2010, 09:38 PM
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I have been more consistently practicing my putting, and the results have shown in my game so Good Luck! Before my last doubles tourney I decided to bring my Discatcher Traveler into the hotel room. I practiced for roughly 30 minutes from 20 and 30ish feet. I putt better than most of the division that weekend, despite the fact that the majority of the time I would definitely be in the back half of the pack. The last time I shot a good round in a tourney I also spent 30 minutes practicing the night before. That very well may be my new routine, as it works so far.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:40 PM
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Good tip, might have to give it a shot...seems like a good idea, fresh muscle memory is probably a good thing.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:44 PM
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I also started this 100 putts a day. I do 20 a set. And start at 10' and go 5' back up to 30' my confidence has sense doubled and i shot my best score ever +2 on a course i normally shoot 6+ on. It just gives me that little extra boost needed knowing i drain 30' reguarly. No more second guessing it just step up and say just like practice jacob. Just go for it!
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:49 PM
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is this all on flat ground?
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:51 PM
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3) I cannot "focus on a link" like others tell you to do, but I can focus on the pole...and hit it, so that is my target.
Same here, the single link thing is overrated.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:55 PM
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Yes i practice flat ground. And i focus on the single link up to 20 ft past that i try to stare past the basket and focus on throwing straight through it. Sometimes i practice up hill putts too but not 100 a day
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:57 PM
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I used to throw 100+ putts a day, but I sold my basket.

I'm a pole focuser too FWIW.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:58 PM
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I'm there with you. I'm sick of it, and I'm doing it as well.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:02 PM
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Watch that pole focus talk...Frank will see the wiener shaped symbol in the sky and come running...

I am not sick of it yet...the thought of kicking my local course's arse is going to drive me...I want to throw a 49 and then I will move back to the longs and start over.
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