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Old 10-14-2010, 04:42 PM
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I have had this problem recently of overshooting the pin on putts between 25-35 ft (approx.). They are putts that I get in maybe a little more than half the time, but when I miss, I usually am left putting from equally as long of a putt (even when I nick chain/basket). How do I stay accurate while decreasing the power of my putts? Should I try a putter with less glide (currently use 175g Soft Magnet)? I through RHBH with my index finger on the rim when I putt if that helps out.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:52 PM
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got two options:

start utilizing a lob putt instead of the more aggressive putt that leaves you in a precarious situation. or

practice more and dial in your short game to be able to sink the cleanup putt and/or hit metal more often on your primary putts.
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less power and more spin will hold the disc in the air longer and lessen the distance or you could do a lobby push putt
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:16 PM
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I honestly would just try to just focus my aim a little tighter toward the chains. If you're make %50+ you're obviously doing something right. It's usually easier to fix high than low because missing low can indicate confidence issues. Plus low never goes in (unless you count those rare ones that seem to climb over the lip) whereas you have a 50-50 chance if you hit the hanger loops of catching the elevator to the basket.
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Having the practice target up in my backyard has made a huge difference in my putting. I've learned that putting is 90% confidence. When you get to the course, spend 10 minutes putting to get warmed up. If you have one of those folding camping chairs, set it up in your living room and throw into that. Somebody else on here suggested that, and my boys and I have a game now where we use all the drivers as 'tokens' and try to steal them from each other by making putts, or we just play horse.

Just putt ... and putt a lot.
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Your index finger should be under the rim, not on the rim of the disc. Most people use a fan grip for putts, meaning that your fingers are simply spread out, but not straining.

Your finger on the rim does affect the flight of the disc, usually by missing left or right of the chains.
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Start pitch putting instead of spin putting.
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Just use less power and lob it higher than more of a gun for it at those distances.

Get accurate at making everything around 30-35ft and in. Look at everything outside of that as a bonus stroke.
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you can putt nose down...
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Your index finger should be under the rim, not on the rim of the disc. Most people use a fan grip for putts, meaning that your fingers are simply spread out, but not straining.

Your finger on the rim does affect the flight of the disc, usually by missing left or right of the chains.
I know a lot of people who putt with their index finger on the rim. I even do, doesn't do any harm for me
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