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Old 09-09-2010, 04:43 AM
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Kind of like the Discrafts "30 minutes of putting a day for a month" type thing. I certainly could see improvement on my putting game when I did this. Putting is all about confidence.
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:41 AM
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I think focusing on the pole is a much better strategy. It doesn't matter where on the chains you hit..if you're hitting the pole you're center mass of the chains.

I tied a clothes line to the bottom of my basket. From the pole I marked it off every 5'.

I bring two putters out. Start at 5'. If you make both you move back another 5' If you make one miss one, you stay, if you miss both move up.

The idea is to spend as much time as possible around your comfort zone. Eventually you'll get to 30' and make one and miss one for a while...then you'll get out of rhythm, miss both. Move up to 25' and sink both..then go back to your trouble area.

I've REALLY expanded my confidence this way.

The other thing that I really believe in with putting is putting at the pole...not aiming at the pole. I mean I have an instep and I take the top structure right off so I have no top and no chains.

I play the same game. Holy hell does that make you work for your putts. I nailed a 45' putt last week by sneaking this disc in just over the rim of the basket and directly into the pole.

The cool thing about the clothesline is that you can move it to any side of the basket at any point so you can practice different inclines, different wind conditions etc.

Keep up the practice...it really really helps.

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Old 09-09-2010, 06:54 AM
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My only suggestion would be whatever rhythm you develop in practice you take with you for the 'money' putts. You probably won't have a putter on your off hand during a match so I suggest you drop this part. On the other hans, I guess there's no rule about having a putter in the off hand while you putt, is there?
Nope, no rule against it, yep, I will be doing it during a match.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:08 AM
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Nope, no rule against it, yep, I will be doing it during a match.
I do this sometimes, or I grab my towel (that hangs off the loops of where my shorts tie) I will often bring my medium and soft Ion if I'm not sure what the wind is going to do once I'm set up. Medium handles a headwind a lot better for my putting style. So the putter in my off hand becomes part of my method as well.

There are a lot of players that keep their previously thrown disc in their off hand while they putt. I've seen it in tourney vids from pros even.

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Old 09-09-2010, 07:19 AM
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Most people I know who practice extensively have learned to putt poorly. Just make sure you aren't developing bad habits. Stop rushing just to get to 100. Take your time and focus. Hopefully it's taking about an hour because you are using one disc and resetting and refocusing.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:30 AM
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If you put with the Feldberg style, you throw to the right of where you actualy look, so looking at the pole may be a bad idea there.

Apart from that : focus on anything you want. As long as the disc goes in, it wont matter.

I usaly focus on a link somewhere between just left of the pole ( close distance ) and the leftmost outer link ( 30 feet + ).
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:43 AM
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There is a pro who does this. I saw him last year at the usdgc. can't remember the name however I know he is old enough to play masters and he can throw left handed and right handed.
That was Phil Arthur.
Hooray for the old guys. He chose to play Open at the Worlds this year, even though he probably would have walked away with the Masters Division (no disrespect to Brad Hammock, who won Masters this year).
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:50 AM
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About the 100 putts a day thing.

If I may speak from experience, go into it with an open mind.
Do it for a few months, every day.
Wait until you hit the inevitable "wall". It may take a few weeks, or even a month.
Then you may get fed up with your putting style and hit a plateau.
Then...
Try different styles, techniques.
Experiment until you find a style that is ultimately comfortable for you.
Relax, don't try to make every shot, but work on your form and routine and the feel of the putt.
You should settle on a good style within 3 or 4 months.
Once you settle on your style, THEN concentrate on making the putts,
Then watch the results with every putt.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:57 AM
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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.
I am not sure I understand the significance of this. Can you explain a little better? You are suggesting to hold a putter in your off-hand while practicing?
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:59 AM
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I am saying it works for me...not saying it will work for anyone else.
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