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Old 05-28-2011, 09:44 AM
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I know, right? I can't believe how fast the pros are. I've been trying to develop that fast putt lately and it's hard to do. Is it age?
I think it has to do with confidence. They throw it at the basket knowing that if they miss they can still make the come backer. While most amateurs play it same and try to land it in the basket or somewhere close if they miss
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:53 AM
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You probably aren't shifting your weight enough or at all. This is where a lot of power comes from when you putt.

I believe Feldberg (or Cam Todd) talks about shifting weight in this video, but I can't remember. It applies to spin putting too.
Thanks so much for the info and tip, Triflusal. Yesterday, I also watched an Azalea video of the top card playing the final round at Castle Hayne. Justin Jernigan (World Champ Am '04) really inspired some changes in my putting technique as well. Same principle, with weight shift. I had both of my feet pointing at the basket and couldn't really get good bend in my back (L) foot. By pointing it about 90 degrees to the left, I was finally able to get some good push.

I think this was exactly my problem. My putting yesterday shaved about 6 strokes off my norm round. It finally felt right!!!

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I think it has to do with confidence. They throw it at the basket knowing that if they miss they can still make the come backer. While most amateurs play it same and try to land it in the basket or somewhere close if they miss
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I've been trying to develop that fast putt lately and it's hard to do.
This, too! Confidence. In PDGA's, I even get nervous putting routine 10 footers. I went for it yesterday and didn't even think about a difficult comeback putt if I missed, and my putter flew straighter than ever, mostly I banged them all in.

I am taking the next 6 months or so off from playing PDGA's. I haven't been doing terrible, but I haven't been doing great either and I think it's messing with my confidence. So, I am taking time to identify the things I need to improve and this felt like a fantastic start.

Thanks everyone for your input!!!
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:29 AM
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U NICED ME you are awesome. I want to revive this thread for any newbs out there for it tis' the season.

Let your insecure queries manifest.
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:34 PM
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Is it just me, or do Preds have a microbead? Mine sure does. And I mean MICRO.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:44 PM
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BUMP.


Anyone have an answer to my last post??
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:04 PM
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Another noob questions from me. What are ratings? And how do you get one?
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:21 PM
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:21 PM
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When you join the PDGA and play in sanctioned tourneys, then your scores are recorded and you get an average. I think.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:15 PM
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Is it just me, or do Preds have a microbead? Mine sure does. And I mean MICRO.
Not so much a bead but a v-shaped notch if I remember correctly. You might be mistaking flashing for a bead.
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Another noob questions from me. What are ratings? And how do you get one?
Yeah, you have to join the PDGA, then play tourneys. Their ratings are derived from SSA or Scoring Scratch Averages. I do not know how they determine this but every course has its own SSA.
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Old 06-09-2011, 11:16 PM
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I think my pred has a micro bead, and I also mean MICRO.
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