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Old 06-13-2010, 12:25 AM
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I played a glow round last night after doubles...four of us played for bag tags. I had my #7 tag on the line against tags #1, #2, and #3. A couple of the last holes we put a small red light on the basket but most holes were unlit. I took along my Glow Buzzz and a Champ Aviar.

For some reason, I just started putting great as soon as we were playing in the dark. I must have made 4-5 straight 30-50 footers in the dark. It almost felt like since I couldn't see the basket perfectly, and was just going with feel and instinct, I got in the zone easier and just canned a bunch of em. Maybe it had to do with less visual distractions. I dunno, it was probably a freak occurrence. But something about the round felt really interesting as far as putting went. Nonetheless, I ended up taking the #1 bag tag, it was crazy fun!

Have any of you experienced a similar episode of night putting going really well?
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:04 AM
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Only night putting I've done hasn't nit gone so swimmingly but that is
awesome.
I thought of just looking as basket once them keeping head still
like ball golf
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:15 AM
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Maybe I should start closing my eyes when I putt... ;-)
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:23 AM
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other glow regulars i play with say the same thing: by not having trees/other obstacles in your field of vision, you 'forget' they're there and therefore don't overthink your shots.

i guess it just makes sense that holds true for putting as well.
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:07 AM
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I've enjoyed many night rounds similar to what you've experienced. In my humble opinion, I think a great deal of success lies into the fact that you're a bit more focussed due to fewer external distractions (ie: other golf groups, pedestrians, dogs, etc.) and how the nightime weather may play a role by favorably affecting flight patterns and thus lowering scores. The latter being more speculation on my part, of course! I know that in my neck of the woods when the dog days peak at tripple digits, I wait till sundown grab my flashlight and rip into the night.
PS: Then again it could all be just dumb luck!!!

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Old 06-13-2010, 04:08 AM
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so a little off topic but something i noticed today was i seem tense when i putt. all my muscles are, are you guys loose and fluid or are all ur muscles tight?
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I find I'm more at ease, most definately.
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:18 AM
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im a right hand thrower and my left arm doesnt just dangle there, its very straight and tense. Mayhaps the reason my putting is horrible?
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I have played one glow round, and I actually seemed to putt worse because I couldn't judge the distance to the basket. We had a glow stick tied to the pole of the basket to putt at. I don't putt straight at the basket, I put a little bit of height on the disc, so I have to be able to judge the distance to the basket in order to make a putt and I can't do that at night when all I can see is a glow stick.

The round I played in was doubles and my partner and I had a 25' putt on 18 to go 4 down, and we knew that it would do us good to make it. My partner missed and left it up to me, and I hit the front of the basket and fell short because I felt like we were closer than that. We ended up one throw away from cashing.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:20 AM
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i totally noticed this the other day. played a night round and was nailing putts!

how can we take this and bring it to the daylight?
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