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Old 09-17-2013, 10:20 AM
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I'd say just focus and follow through the putt like you would do on longer ones.

I missed a 2 feet putt in last tourney, DROPPED it an inch off the basket. Ended up winning that tourney by 2 strokes, but I definitely won't do that again. Ever.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:45 AM
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Use the 2 putter, 15 minute practice drill twice EVERYDAY!! Don't remember where I saw it, but it was a few weeks back and I think there is a video about it.

You only practice putts you can make, only 2 putters, only 15 minutes twice a day. Take a break in between sessions and see if you can go the 15 minutes without missing any putts. If you do miss, move a little closer and start banging the chains again.

I know it sounds too easy to be productive, but it worked for me. Built confidence, muscle memory & stretched out my putting game. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:42 PM
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I think sometimes people end up missing short putts because they are trying to use their full putting motion and "take something off of it" which occasionally results in ridiculous looking putts that hit the bottom of the cage from 10 feet. I struggled with this myself at one point. Now if i have a short putt from 10-15 feet i switch to a putt that limits the force i'm putting on my putt naturally. Instead of rocking back and through i load all my weight on my front foot and limit the moving pieces of my routine, just tossing it in with my arm. Now I can't remember the last time i missed a ten footer.
I second this post.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:49 PM
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Don't over think it, like already stated. You're arm knows how to put it in from that close, just let it do the work.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:50 PM
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Never discount any putt. They are all important. Treat them all like this and don't be one of those folks who bricks and easy in because they were too lazy or unfocused to set down their bag, line up the shot, and finish out the hole!
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:52 PM
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I think sometimes people end up missing short putts because they are trying to use their full putting motion and "take something off of it" which occasionally results in ridiculous looking putts that hit the bottom of the cage from 10 feet. I struggled with this myself at one point. Now if i have a short putt from 10-15 feet i switch to a putt that limits the force i'm putting on my putt naturally. Instead of rocking back and through i load all my weight on my front foot and limit the moving pieces of my routine, just tossing it in with my arm. Now I can't remember the last time i missed a ten footer.
I also do this, great advice I actually have 3 different putting routines.

#1 is for putts like we are talking about that are close. I keep all my weight on my front foot, pump once and smash chains.

#2 is for putts outside ~13' I pump a few times, get more focused, rock a bit to get some rhythm and weight tansfer going. Rock back and fire.

#3 is for jump putts. It basically involves the same as #2, but right before I putt, I get my feet into a bit more athletic position and bend at the knees. A little more.

Think about your casual rounds, do you take your time on 10ft putts? Or do you walk up with your bag on one shoulder and drill it in the heart like its no big deal? I developed my "gimme" rapid fire routine from this type mentality.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:12 PM
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Interesting question and interesting replies. Ten-footers can seem much more daunting than 30-footers. *Everyone* is expected to make the 10-footer but hitting the 30-footer might get you a, "Good putt!". So, if you're susceptible to pressure, that 10-footer in the heat of battle can really mess with your mind. The folks above are spot on ... don't overthink it ... back away if your brain starts churning ... bang it in.

Here's an exercise to try that might be surprising: Scatter 10-12 (or as many as you have) putters at 10-15 ft from the basket. Walk up to each one, bend over and pick it up, and immediately fire it into the basket. Don't aim, don't use a routine, don't set up; just pick it up, see the target, and fire. Do it as fast as possible. This is a speed drill.

The surprising part is that you may find that your make percentage is just as good, or better, out to a certain distance, as it is using your full routine. What you make of the results is up to you. What it tells me is that my ability to put the disc in the chains is fine but I sometimes choke on the short ones when I let myself over think (read: worry about missing) them.

Bro D is right on ... pull your putter, slam chains, move on.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:27 PM
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Use the 2 putter, 15 minute practice drill twice EVERYDAY!! Don't remember where I saw it, but it was a few weeks back and I think there is a video about it.

You only practice putts you can make, only 2 putters, only 15 minutes twice a day. Take a break in between sessions and see if you can go the 15 minutes without missing any putts. If you do miss, move a little closer and start banging the chains again.

I know it sounds too easy to be productive, but it worked for me. Built confidence, muscle memory & stretched out my putting game. Hope this helps.
http://discraft.com/vid/html/dg10.html

Putting Confidence Program

Practice making putts. Make putts from 10' - 15' instead of missing often from 25'+. Once 15' feels like a set in, moving back 5' is nothing to worry about. Once 20' feels like a set in, moving back 5' is nothing to worry about. Once 25' feels like a set in, moving back 5' is nothing to worry about. You get the idea.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:31 PM
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I don't even practice putt outside 20' before a round. And i don't practice outside 30' ever really. I want to make EVERY putt before a round to build confidence, so I start at 5-10' and hit a bunch, then roll out to 15' and make a bunch of putts. I might throw 20', but only if i'm really feeling good. One miss and back to 15' to finish on a high note. Whenever I do this, I putt WAY better in the round. If i fall into putting like everyone else's warmup (25-35' putts) i miss, and then during round, I get shaky on the short ones too.
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:42 PM
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I think sometimes people end up missing short putts because they are trying to use their full putting motion and "take something off of it" which occasionally results in ridiculous looking putts that hit the bottom of the cage from 10 feet. I struggled with this myself at one point. Now if i have a short putt from 10-15 feet i switch to a putt that limits the force i'm putting on my putt naturally. Instead of rocking back and through i load all my weight on my front foot and limit the moving pieces of my routine, just tossing it in with my arm. Now I can't remember the last time i missed a ten footer.
For 5-10 footers, I actually leave my bag on one shoulder to force my body to putt like this. I have no choice to just arm it in when the other half of my body has the wieght of my bag on it. Sometimes I've taken it off to hit an "important" close putt.. it feels weird and I'll end up missing it. Now I always leave it on.
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