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Old 11-07-2011, 10:41 AM
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Straddle putting, off foot

So imagine you are straddle putting.

My idea was that youdraw a imaginary line from the basket to your marker ( line A ), and that you have to have your off foot behind a line that goes vertical to the imagined line A trough your mini.

Now in the rules it only says "not closer to the basket". Which would imply a circle around the basket with the radius marker -> basket.

Which one is correct ?

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P is your marker. Where can you have your off foot, on the blue line or on the circle ?
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:44 AM
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If the rule says not closer to the basket, then it's the circle. Hard to argue otherwise.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:53 AM
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I am definitely no expert; but I would say the circle.

Basically, the line r you have drawn should be from the basket to the center of your straddle putt stance, right? And not the marker. But, you have to have your foot on the marker. That is where the discrepancy arises.

So, I vote on the circle, because the marker doesn't coincide with the center of the straddle stance.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:54 AM
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If you're tall enough, you could probably stand with each foot on opposite sides of the basket for a drop in if your mark is right by the basket.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:58 AM
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If you're tall enough, you could probably stand with each foot on opposite sides of the basket for a drop in if your mark is right by the basket.
Just remember to keep one of them on the line behind the marker, but yeah.

Think I am going to try that if I get the chance. Just to see what people say.

Always good to provoke a small rules chat.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:33 AM
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I had this discussion with a guy on my card @ my league final. He said to use the circle. I would tend to believe him, he's been around a while and is always helping people with rules, technique, etc. This was for inside the putting area (10 meters). Outside of that I usually use the line, as to not give anyone grounds to call anything.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:59 AM
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I had this discussion with a guy on my card @ my league final. He said to use the circle. I would tend to believe him, he's been around a while and is always helping people with rules, technique, etc. This was for inside the putting area (10 meters). Outside of that I usually use the line, as to not give anyone grounds to call anything.
At 10m, if you are straddling 1 m you have less than 5 cm difference between the perpendicular line and circle, and as you go further out it approaches the point where there is no practical difference between a circle or a perpendicular line. At 20m its less than 2 cm. At 40 less than cm.
So whether you use the circle or the line out there should not change how you place your feet really.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:06 AM
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Yeah it's not much, but inside the circle I'm not worried about having my off foot a little further back now. I can just line up comfortably and start. Outside 10 meters I consciously place my off foot a tad further back.
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Old 11-08-2011, 12:44 PM
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Definitely the circle, as the rule implies.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:22 PM
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Garr, it be the circle matey.
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