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Old 03-03-2020, 08:25 AM
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The camera is to the left (as you're viewing it) so it looks like my putts are being pulled to the left/right but they're not.

I am still a nose down putter and I don't like it - of all the guys I disc golf with and play with in league my putt is ALWAYS on the pole but it's ALWAYS low/nose down. I like my form because the motion keeps it on a straight line BUT I NEED (NEEEEDDDDDDDDDDD) to fix the nose down issue because I'm tired of missing putts inside 15 feet because I hit them low.

I've watched every %@#)(#%)@$* putting video that there is on YouTube and nothing has helped me so I've decided to start recording myself putting and getting feedback. Point out what is wrong and where I make mistakes, please!

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Old 03-03-2020, 09:56 AM
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First, your motion's not that bad, it's the timing.
You bend your leg, but then your leg is already straightened out by the time you start the forward/upward putting.

Use your legs to push while your arm is moving, with the upward motion of your legs roughly in sync with your arm. This will increase your leverage and make longer putts take less arm effort.

Then, while working on this motion, start putting from 10ft or whatever distance you can comfortably putt ~5-10 in a row in the basket.
Next back up 1-2ft and do it again, while still keeping your motion in sync.

At first, be more conscious of the motion and form than the makes/misses.

Hard work, but it will pay off.

There are no quick fixes for good putting in DG.

Last note: This is my recommendation, but look at everything and do what works for you.

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Old 03-03-2020, 11:14 AM
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That's a lot of weight shift for 15', so maybe the hitting low problem isn't because you putt nose down, but because you decelerate at the end because you become too cautious when the putting counts.

For short putt I tend to putt nose down too and I pick a small target high enough that I have to release and follow trough high too, so there's less chance of short-arming my putt.
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Everyone putts differently, but try to get a little bit of wrist action in there, if nothing else just to feel how to feel the weight of the disc spring off the fingers. Right now your wrist is completely open the entire motion which makes it very hard to get any spin on the disc and its probably hard to get that "pop" out of the hand. Even push putters need some spin but you don't need to actively open the wrist to get it. Watch how someone like Philo lets his wrist lag back right before he releases the putt. It's subtle, but extremely important for making those 50' standstill putts look easy.

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Id keep the nose down and just aim higher.
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The camera is to the left (as you're viewing it) so it looks like my putts are being pulled to the left/right but they're not.

I am still a nose down putter and I don't like it - of all the guys I disc golf with and play with in league my putt is ALWAYS on the pole but it's ALWAYS low/nose down. I like my form because the motion keeps it on a straight line BUT I NEED (NEEEEDDDDDDDDDDD) to fix the nose down issue because I'm tired of missing putts inside 15 feet because I hit them low.

I've watched every %@#)(#%)@$* putting video that there is on YouTube and nothing has helped me so I've decided to start recording myself putting and getting feedback. Point out what is wrong and where I make mistakes, please!

Tip one putt how you would on the course, unless you carry the exact amount of discs for each putt you lose a disc then start over again like you would when putting on the course. The other thing I see is the fingers hold onto the disc during release to cause the wobble on the putt, not getting a smooth enough pop on the disc to get a clean putt.
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