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Midnightbiker 05-23-2009 04:26 PM

Throw that putter damn it!
 
I am amazed at how many people are afraid to throw their putter more than 50ft. I was in a tournament about 3 weeks ago, and we had a temp hole that was only about 90ft. I pulled out my approach disc which is a 168 Soft Magnet (thank you again for the disc Eric) and everyone else was pulling out midranges. I told them, "hey guys, this is a putter shot" and they all said they would rather throw a midrange. I just missed the chains for a chance at an Ace. Everyone in the group was kind of shocked.

I just wanted to let all of you newer players know that your putter goes much farther than you think and its pretty accurate. Don't be afraid to throw you putter. Most people, even newbies, can throw a putter at least 100ft. Give it a try. You will be amazed.

TalbotTrojan 05-23-2009 04:33 PM

Agreed. I wish I could throw my putter further myself, but anything 150ft out or in that range is perfect for the putter. The putters are designed to stick when they hit the ground so why not go at it and let the disc do what it is supposed to. Leave the midranges for the 200 to 275 ft stuff.

TalbotTrojan 05-23-2009 04:34 PM

By the way, some of the pros that I have played with would much rather reach for their putter than anything else on holes that are less than 300 ft.

A.Mutt 05-23-2009 04:38 PM

If its under 150' I'll tee off with either a voodoo or wizard.

solomon.trenton 05-23-2009 05:07 PM

mine for some reason is only good for like a max of 80'. practice i guess.

TalbotTrojan 05-23-2009 05:12 PM

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mine for some reason is only good for like a max of 80'. practice i guess.

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Midnightbiker 05-23-2009 05:23 PM

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I agree. I had a newbie I was teaching at the practice field yesterday throw his Soft Magnet at least 70ft. I have throw both my hard Magnet and my Soft Magent up to 170ft at the practice field.

solomon.trenton 05-23-2009 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Midnightbiker (Post 65809)
I agree. I had a newbie I was teaching at the practice field yesterday throw his Soft Magnet at least 70ft. I have throw both my hard Magnet and my Soft Magent up to 170ft at the practice field.

do you use the x step or what?

tamahawk 05-23-2009 10:11 PM

I've just started using my putter for approach/tee shots (when applicable) this year. I don't have great distance with it, but i use it a lot for short downhill holes and approach shots between 50-100ft.

That being said, I use a KCPro Aviar and it feel similar to a mid-range, that is one of the main reasons I like these discs so much.

Dthunderchicken 05-23-2009 10:38 PM

When I was first getting started I was advised to get a driving putter. It was good advice. For most shots between 40' and 100' I use an Aero. It has good glide and is very controllable. I find an advantage in throwing the slowest, most controllable disc that I can.


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