Old 04-18-2021, 07:39 AM
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When I realized that I don't need to spend two hours a day at the practice basket to be a better putter.
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Old 04-18-2021, 12:08 PM
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Recognizing how to control shot shape with arm height.
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Old 04-18-2021, 12:10 PM
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Realizing I will never play at a level close to MPO, or even FPO.

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Old 04-18-2021, 02:34 PM
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As far as form stuff goes;

1. Learning how to throw the disc properly. Aka not manipulating the disc.

I mean this in the sense of not throwing like a frisbee throw (more wrist flexion) but more like throwing a hammer/heavy thing. If you let the arm/disc just do it’s thing, the disc kind of tugs at your fingers at the end. I feel like this alone could bag you 300’ with a little work. (See flat swing plane thread.) I put this as no.1 because once you understand this, a lot of the other bits make WAY more sense.

2. The throw being lateral not rotational.

Yeah, despite the plethora of information out there I somehow got stuck on this for years. It’s a lateral motion. I saw a video of a fellow form student swinging a kettle bell, instant light bulb. How can you throw a kettlebell targetward by rotating? It’s hard!

Which goes with....

3. DRK’s rocking the hips thread

This also took me a very long time, but once the idea of a lateral throw makes sense, applying the rocking the hips motion (in particular feldberg form and his hip to sky video helped greatly), this swing thought has improved my balance so much! Hip to sky paired with door frame drill is a solid feeling of how the hips power the throw.

4. Door frame drill

This drill is so solid. Not only do you get a feel for how to backswing properly (and unload that), but also several other parts of the swing. Very helpful for the “working around the disc feeling” which is SUCH an important part of the swing and too overlooked, if this isn’t right you’re gonna be rounding til the end of time.

5. Shifting from behind

This is a misinterpretation rabbit hole on a silver platter. I think I tried every single way, especially when thinking the throw was hip rotation based. SW has lots of great drills to feel it, but ultimately throwing something heavy forward/targetward (softly at first!) and trying to stay balanced whilst doing so is the best teacher. Monkey brain will do it’s thing.

6. (This should be no.1?!)


In my case, this has been my kryptonite. My biggest lightbulb moments came when I stopped over complicating things. I don’t know wether my knowledge just got to a point where I did it so many wrong ways I understood the right way, or i just stopped complicating things. It’s really all there in SW and HUB’s vids, clear as day.

Finally - be the understable guy of your buddies, throw softer, go further, less effort, more gainz

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Old 04-18-2021, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MattS View Post
"Elbow Out"

I had always had a bad habit of dropping the elbow of my throwing arm down toward my hip, which results in a weak T-Rex throw. The common que of "Elbow UP" hadn't clicked for me. I was exaggerating the "up" during the reach back, which caused me to naturally drop it during the forward swing. That resulted in either nasty nose-up air-bounces or immediate throw-llers.

What finally clicked was envisioning keeping my elbow as far away from my body as possible. This que worked better for me, because it's always aligned with the axis of rotation and is more directly related to the actual goal (make the upper arm the longest lever possible). This instantly improved my nose angle as a side-benefit.
That makes so much sense
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:11 PM
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I realized that pros almost always approach the disc with a run-up/walk-up that is at angle from their intended line of play. So much so that they frequently start off of the right side of the tee pad. For me, just thinking about my walk-up being at an angle made it 100% easier to stop planting my lead leg in line with my back leg, and so many good things come from that. Thinking of the walk-up as angled also encourages me to put my back to the target at plant, avoiding the dreaded toe point.

I say “thinking” because I’m still starting my four step walk-up with a left-foot baby step directly at the target, and on the tee pad, but the line from my starting point to where I plant my right-foot is angled compared to the target line, and that first right foot crossover step is already moving over towards that line, encouraging the hips to fully rotate away from the target.

This is a brand new realization for me, and today I dropped 7 strokes off of what I had been recently averaging at the local rec course.

The other big ah-ha was seeing a video from Eric and Tina Oakley mentioning that they tended to use fan grips when throwing putters, and that has made a big difference as well.

Together those two things has me hitting my line off the tee much more consistently.
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Old 04-21-2021, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by seedlings View Post
Aha moments come daily in this forum.

But my #1 aha moment is the realization that the arm does almost nothing until the disc is ahead my sternum, toward the target. For me this instantly fixed nose-up problem, relieved shoulder irritation, and added 20% distance with less effort.
Same. I had replicated that feeling many times without a disc in my hand, and thought it COULDNT be right. That couldnt be what everyone is referring to. Then I was able to do it with a disc in my hand and it was mind blowing. I felt so dumb.
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:50 PM
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In HUB's "backhand form 101" episode 1 when he talks about pushing the front hip back. Still working on it but instant gains were had.
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:44 PM
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I had a lightbulb moment yesterday. I never fixed my strong arming. I just made it so my strong arming was in line with the flight path so I didn't have OAT. For years I have thought that no OAT = no strong-arm. I think I was wrong.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:07 PM
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At my home course, there is one wide open hole where I measure distance and then I play 4 more holes where I throw a long distance placement shot. I had understood that I need to put my front heel down to start my pull, but it had never clicked that it was supposed to be an aggressive movement. I went out and played Tuesday with that idea and had my longest throw ever on 3 of 5 of those holes.
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