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Old 08-10-2017, 11:13 AM
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I joined a putting league that uses DD Marksmans. A real PITA to get putts to sink because the sweet spot in the chains is so daggum small. Despite the annoyance with the teeny tiny sweet spot it made my putting MUCH better.

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Old 08-10-2017, 12:36 PM
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I disagree with that a bit. Spin putting is a lot easier to miss side to side, even with proper mechanics. You can't get mechanics to get a consistent hit, because there isn't enough force to rip the disc out. Putting, you always have to let go of the disc at the right time.
Wouldn't letting the disc go consistently be part of the putting fundamentals?

I think the biggest cause of left or right misses, is where your arm is lined up in relation to the basket, specifically the center pole, when you make your putt. Also, opening your hand too much on the release.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:14 PM
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Wouldn't letting the disc go consistently be part of the putting fundamentals?

I think the biggest cause of left or right misses, is where your arm is lined up in relation to the basket, specifically the center pole, when you make your putt. Also, opening your hand too much on the release.
I suppose that's a fine way of thinking about it. Personally, though, I consider the arm path the fundamental and the release timing more nebulous. It's something that seems to take pure repetition to get the feel for it. I think of fundamentals as something that you can develop in an evening, if you have a good breakthrough.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:06 PM
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You're right. You don't see push putters like Ricky missing left and right very often because all the momentum stays in a straight line with just some passive or lightly active wrist motion at the end. You'll see spin putters like KJ and Simon usually miss left or right and not up and down.
This is the main reason I am committed to learning push putting. Tired of missing left and right. In Feldberg I trust.
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