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Say I wanted to use only putters until I hit a certain distance. What would be a good distance threshold for putter drives? 250ft? I'm throwing max weight Pro D Challengers.

I want to try this to build consistency in my throw and familiarity with my putters. I realize it might be overkill to drop mids, but I am having fun.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:35 AM
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I would say 225-250, yeah. Practice throwing them forehand as well. Maybe not 250, but for upshots, short drives, get out of trouble. it will be invaluable as you improve
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:40 AM
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Too long. 175 -AND- you get confident of where it will land within a dozen or so feet.
Pushing putters for max D early in your is really not priority if you are going to. Long distance is something to come back to when you get a mid game going IMHO.
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I like the 225 number. If you're throwing a neutral putter straight, accurately out to 225, you're definitely ready for a step up.
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Thanks guys... I can get them out to about 210-215' right now, but am very accurate around 200'. 100' is another story

I'll probably work to 225'.
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If you're already accurate with putters at 200' I think you're ok.
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It's gotta depend which putter. I'm noticing my Envy acts more like a mid, so I could throw it on longer holes with a "mid-like" line. I suppose I could throw a Pure on similar distances, but it tends to need more air under it. My Zone, well, it's in a league of its own...

Lately I prefer throwing my Buzzz with less than full power, both forehand and backhand. I have more fun playing that kind of "touch game," although it may not say good things about my form.
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The cutoff point for me is about 200ft, but it depends on the shot. Pretty much anything in the 180-210 range, I'm deciding whether to throw my Challenger hard or if I should power down on my Ibex. Typically comes down to how forgiving is the shot of my putter turning over or my mid fading a bit too hard.

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Say I wanted to use only putters until I hit a certain distance. What would be a good distance threshold for putter drives? 250ft? I'm throwing max weight Pro D Challengers.

I want to try this to build consistency in my throw and familiarity with my putters. I realize it might be overkill to drop mids, but I am having fun.
And having fun is a great way to practice too! If you're throwing your putters (with accuracy) to 220+, then mids are worth revisiting.

I can throw a putter out to 250-280, (fun to bomb on a football field) but my accuracy falls off after about 225ft. After that when accuracy counts I step up to a Roc.
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There's a certain amount of power I can apply to the disc, maybe 80%, where I can be consistently accurate. So if I walk up to a straight, flat, 275ft shot, even though I could power a putter out to that distance, I'd rather just disc up to a mid and throw closer to my target power of 80%.

A 250ft putter shot is definitely a solid drive. But instead of bombing a putter 250ft, It's usually more accurate to just throw a mid a bit softer.
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