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Old 03-26-2020, 03:21 PM
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Even with a decent push off with my back foot, or step through, my distance putting circle 1 edge and further, is weak lofted floaty attempts. Any advice for me? It feels like a faster putter might get there better. Anyone use different putter for distance putts? Or how do I get better arm speed with a hybrid slush type putt? Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:38 PM
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Even with a decent push off with my back foot, or step through, my distance putting circle 1 edge and further, is weak lofted floaty attempts. Any advice for me? It feels like a faster putter might get there better. Anyone use different putter for distance putts? Or how do I get better arm speed with a hybrid slush type putt? Thanks!
The pros are typically moving to a more spin like putt the further they get, via bending the elbow or wrist. Some use a slightly lighter or less overstable putter as well.

For my personally I usually switch to a pure spin putt around 40-45.

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Old 03-26-2020, 05:26 PM
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I have been working on my spin putt for this very reason. I’ve been more of a push putter but I struggle with longer putts. Not quite there yet but I’m coming along.

That kid that has been in a lot of Simon Lizotte’s videos lately (Casey?) has canned some long putts and I think he actually uses a midrange (MD?) when he runs long putts.

Been thinking about trying this and see how it works for me. Pretty sure I have a D-line MD in my stash that I’ve never thrown.

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Old 03-26-2020, 06:03 PM
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I always have to remind myself to keep my form consistent even as I get further out. Somehow my motion from 25 feet is nice and smooth, but at 30+ suddenly it gets way more jerky because I'm trying to really juice it.

The reality is that if you use the same motion as the 25' putt and just aim a little higher and to the right, it will naturally get there.

The trick for me seems to be aiming for a spot out in space at a comfortable distance, and trying to get the disc to that imaginary target. Then let the natural flight of the disc take over. Once I get far enough out (past 35 or so), adding a slight jump/hop seems to give it the extra oomph it needs.

If I really want to run it with no regard for the comeback putt (like in doubles or something), then I switch to a nose-up spin shot, lid style. It's a totally different motion. For me, it's a better make percentage from 50-60 feet with that throw. But when I miss, I really miss. I could be looking at 30'+ for the comebacker.

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Old 03-26-2020, 06:05 PM
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How often do you practice? That makes more of a difference than switching putters.

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Past 35-40 feet I uae a a Shark for the past ~30-32 feet putter type run out to ~45-50 feet that the disc is more to Neutral but still more OS then using most putters as even a 0|2 in turn and fade with a midrange is going to be useful for me at the long putts, approach, and very short midrange shot. I use a Shark in Star or Pro dependent on high winds past 30 mph if I am not using my, Shark discs as a main putter. When I need to replace the Star Shark I have 2 backups as just last year the last of the Star run got hard to find so I bough some.The Pro I will try a messed up almost G-Star type of Star plastic Shark and if I like the disc I have I will get G-Star if they still make the plastic, but if no then a 177 or so DX. The Shark mold ends up for approach up to an almost short midrange distance of ~100-110 feet and after that I use the Shark 3.

I prefer ~175 grams for my Shark with ~+/--1 or 2 grams give or take depending on plastic. The discs are good for also driving putter Slot but are not that great for true midrange as the Shark tends to have that putter float. For a midrange shot including off the tee that is more where I use the Shark 3.

If the Shark and Shark 3 end up oop, I will keep using the Two Shark 3 I have but I might switch to the Rat for my approach disc and look for a longer putter.

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Old 03-26-2020, 07:57 PM
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At 30'-40', I give the normal back foot push, but I also add a little rock-back, so I'm getting back onto that foot more, and pushing my hips forward into the putt more, and this gives me up to 10' extra distance without changing too much (and I don't feel like I'm using that much more effort). I think it's worth trying for starters, and it's applicable to nearly any style. But I'm also not a good putter yet, so grain of salt.

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Old 03-26-2020, 08:03 PM
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more snap, more spin

the further out i am, the more i'm snapping my wrist in the putting motion


you could also try going for more loft and arch but that brings more issues into play

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I have recently switched to a much more pitch style putt. I have been tweaking it and getting better results up to 35-40 by adding a little more spin.

I am working on seeing how the new putt works for me with a step/jump.

I also go back to spin putting a thrashed polecat for long runs, or a berg for windier putts. Its nice to have a spin putt.

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Old 03-26-2020, 08:35 PM
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Outside of 40 feet I switch to a 140 g Skeeter which has nice glide. I can usually spin putt to within 10 feet or so of the basket out to about 80 feet. With jump putting the Skeeter I can get within about 20 feet from about 100 feet out.
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