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Old 06-02-2013, 08:08 PM
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How long did you play before you were a "good" putter

So how long did it take you to get to where you felt good putting?

I'd define this as very confident in the circle, call it making more than half of your 30's or so.

I currently suck nuts at putting. And its awesome. Not.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:10 PM
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I've been playing ten years, I'll let you know when I get there...
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:13 PM
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In the past year I have become really confident in the circle. I have been playing for 4 years, so it took me 3.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:25 PM
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It's weird for me. Casual rounds I'm miss everything in the circle. Well what seems like everything. But lately in tournaments I pretty much don't miss. But getting to the circle is what I'm struggling with atm. But I've been trying to tweak my putting style to become more consistent and not having so many right hand spit outs so that's taking a toll on me right now. But I'm confident about every putt in the circle. Just if it goes in correctly is another story.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:29 PM
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ive been a solid putter for 3 years or so, ever since i started taking disc golf seriously. its all focus and yes, CONFIDENCE.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:33 PM
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I'm still pretty bad but this movie has helped me tremendously. Hit a few 20 footers today. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq_bh_GtjtQ
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:38 PM
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As soon as I stared paying seriously I watched the Discraft Putting Basics video, and basically mimicked that. It worked pretty well, and was a decent putter inside the circle. It seemed like putting came naturally to me. I've made a few changes since and improved more, mostly outside the circle and on the longer putts inside (30 ft). All this happened last summer, so really it only took me about 6 months. But I'm still not a great putter, just decent and I know I'm the exception and not the rule. Stick to it, work on form, and as the post above me says, be confident. That's the most important thing.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:48 PM
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I dont feel I am the best yet, I do have an occasional day where I cant make much outside of 30 ft. I quit one thing on the course this spring that has helped my scores a ton at leagues: Quit jump putting. It may sound strange to you but I used to not be able to make the basket from the circles edge. Now my range is 60 ft without jumping, I feel comfortable til 45 or so. Jumping killed me because I had alot of 30 ft comebacks. Now if I miss its either a tap in or a 15 ft max comeback. If I can hit the same putt with my feet set with no comeback missed, why would I jump? My inside the circle putts have became much easier because my range is farther, I only started working on this about 2 months ago, curious where it goes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:02 PM
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When I started to play disc golf and had no clue of good form or disc selection as far as which putter to use. I started with a evolution SSS wizard that I bought cause it had a bob marley dye job on it. And I rarely missed 30' and in. My friends and I would play doubles and they would want me cause I could putt so well and at the time I couldn't drive for nothing. After I found out about correct form and all that jazz I started sucking, but my driving improved greatly. I think what I really comes down to is just focus ad confidence. Personally I also try to not think about the put, I try to think about anything but the putt. I also found that this works for driving as well. If I can put my mind on autopilot and just let my body do what it knows to do then I usually have a better round then when I think about every shot. But it took me about 3 years to become consistent in putting after my initial start of DG. But your improvement is controlled by you and the amount of effort you put into practice, not how long you've been playing. I've seen guys that played for 30 years and can't hit a 10' putt to save par....also copy Nikko Locastro's style, you can't go wrong.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:20 PM
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About 3 years for me. I now feel like just about every putt should go in. Not every putt does obviously, but when I do miss it's not by much, and I usually know exactly what I did wrong.
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