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Old 12-31-2010, 12:55 AM
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Two Putters: Inside & Outside the Circle

Anyone using two putters? One for inside the circle and one for outside the circle? I noticed in Borg's bag he has a 172 g putter for 30+ putts.

I've wondered a few things:
1. Should I use a lighter putter for better "D"?
2. Should I use a more stable putter to prevent occasional turnovers for the extra 'oomph' I'm putting on it?
3. Should I just learn how to do all putts with my main putter?
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:05 AM
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I throw an FLX Challenger for all my approaches and putts. Ya get better acquainted with one disc.
Sucks for distance drives. It wants to sink, but thats a good thing in my book.
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Depends how many discs you want carry.
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I do. I have a S Ion and a M Ion. Any putt I feel like I have a realistic shot of hitting chains I use the Medium. Long putts and approaches are Soft territory b/c they "stick" to where ever they land better.

As far as your 3 questions go, I don't think there's an absolute answer or right way of doing it. But for me:
1. Yes. I use a slightly lighter putter, not much, just a few grams.
2. You mean mask OAT? No. If you have to put extra 'oomph' on it you should be putting it on a hyzer line for safety's sake IMO, and anybody should be able to do that with their putter.
3. That's the way to go if you can cut it.
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I was thinking that it would be better to use a putter that is less stable for long putts so it doesn't hyzer out too quickly.
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No. You would have to dedicate equal practice time to each putter, and would be less confident in both putters
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Distance doesn't matter, the line you need to putt on does. I have three putters that I carry with me every round. They all get used in different situations, mostly depending on the putting line I need to hit. Distance in terms of the line does make a difference but in general it is not about distance.
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I do. I have a S Ion and a M Ion. Any putt I feel like I have a realistic shot of hitting chains I use the Medium. Long putts and approaches are Soft territory b/c they "stick" to where ever they land better.

As far as your 3 questions go, I don't think there's an absolute answer or right way of doing it. But for me:
1. Yes. I use a slightly lighter putter, not much, just a few grams.
2. You mean mask OAT? No. If you have to put extra 'oomph' on it you should be putting it on a hyzer line for safety's sake IMO, and anybody should be able to do that with their putter.
3. That's the way to go if you can cut it.
Makes sense. And, no I haven't been putting my putter on enough of a hyzer line probably when I'm going for long putts. It looks stupid when I try to go for a long putt and wind up sending it high and right.

I am going to try the lighter (it would be from 172 to 169g) on a more hyzer line and see how it goes. Thanks.

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I was thinking that it would be better to use a putter that is less stable for long putts so it doesn't hyzer out too quickly.
You're probably right. I think I'm just so busy trying to get the disc to the basket that I'm not thinking as much about my form.
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I throw an FLX Challenger for all my approaches and putts. Ya get better acquainted with one disc.
Sucks for distance drives. It wants to sink, but thats a good thing in my book.
Yea, I am definitely getting acquainted with my putter. I love it actually. I just wondered if it might make a difference to try something a little different for the long putts. My accuracy with them sux.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:02 AM
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I answered 'yes' but there is a caveat. I use the same mold. I have two putters that are the same, I just use one for long putts and one for shorter putts. I actually carry a third for long approaches and drives. It is a mental thing, I just like every disc I carry to have a very specific job. I don't mind carrying extra discs since I have only one (large) bag and I always keep it prepared for any course or situation. I like the idea of two putters, but if you want to simplify your game there really is no need for it.
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