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So I putt similarly to how McBeth putts, but I can't figure out which foot to put forward. Should it be my opposite side (left foot) or my same side (right) as my throwing hand? I'm primarily looking for increased accuracy and power. Muscle memory leads me to put my right foot forward, but the left foot seems to be more accurate. Should I try to break muscle memory and switch my feet (left instead of right) or should I just keep working with the right foot forward?
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Old 12-21-2018, 05:43 PM
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Same foot as your throwing hand

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Old 12-21-2018, 07:22 PM
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Ditto, "Same foot as your throwing hand"

This allows for a more consistent push and smoother weight transfer.

Still, what matters most is practice.

Doesn't matter much which foot is forward if the only time you practice is 5 minutes before your round starts...

Edit: Not a jab at the OP, just my pet peeve showing...

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Even though most put same foot forward as throwing hand, wouldn't it almost make more sense if putt was like other sports where opposite foot forward of throwing hand?
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:51 PM
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Even though most put same foot forward as throwing hand, wouldn't it almost make more sense if putt was like other sports where opposite foot forward of throwing hand?
You can practice forehand putt if you want.

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Same foot. If you're having problems with accuracy, you're shifting your weight incorrectly most likely. Probably shifting around your leg instead of into it.

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Old 12-23-2018, 10:37 AM
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I just tried to putt opposite foot forward and it was the most awkward thing I’ve tried. Definitely wrong. That’s a forehand stance.
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I throw and putt with my right arm so I put my right foot forward
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I'm a RH player who has been putting left foot forward for a couple years now (after many more years with right foot forward).
It works better for me because of a couple things:
1) I practice it. A lot. As in almost every day, somewhere around 50+ putts from 15' and back. I've always been one to practice putting and I struggled along even using my old stance. The key here is I put in the time to adjust my body and mind to something that initially felt different but has become highly repeatable for me.
2) My hips and shoulders are forced to start and remain much more square to the basket, which helps me immensely in being on line (which used to be a massive problem for me).
3) For some reason, I am much less likely to put the disc on an inadvertent hyzer line. I now get nearly all putts coming out of my hand as intended (flat or, for longer putts, a slight anhyzer).
There you go - that's what works for me, but that doesn't mean it is anything other than one guy's opinion.

I truly believe the biggest keys are to find a delivery and practice it to make it repeatable. Don't practice it until you get it right, practice it until you can't get it wrong...says the guy who still gets it wrong at least 20% of the time despite nearly daily practice.
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So I putt similarly to how McBeth putts, but I can't figure out which foot to put forward. Should it be my opposite side (left foot) or my same side (right) as my throwing hand? I'm primarily looking for increased accuracy and power. Muscle memory leads me to put my right foot forward, but the left foot seems to be more accurate. Should I try to break muscle memory and switch my feet (left instead of right) or should I just keep working with the right foot forward?

I go same foot and throwing hand even for a Pushing Spin putt. however I have seen opposite foot to throwing hand work too just 90% will use throwing hand and same side leg for putting.
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