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Old 06-04-2017, 01:57 AM
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I have been looking for a video or thread on here that helps to break down and simplify driving with a putter and getting a nice smooth release with no wobble or OAT out of the hand... Is there a video/thread for this? Am I just missing it?
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:47 AM
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this one was on the first page, i'm sure there are plenty more

the Technique sticky thread has tons of great links, to articles, videos, and forum discussions
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Mike C is one of the main posters in that thread. It's easy to find videos of him throw putters really far, though I don't recall hearing him (or anyone else) give a run down. In short, I think a lot of us run into issues because we're still sorting out our grip. At least for me, I had problems driving with most putters (and Comets) just because I hadn't figured out grip both in terms of comfort and alignment. Other than that, I don't think there's much difference between throwing putters or anything else.
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If you're turning and burning putters try playing catch with one that's slow and neutral from about 100'. When you're throwing cleanly, step back to 150'. Once you're throwing them cleanly at that distance, start throwing them off the tee. I suggested catch because it's a lot less frustrating than throwing stacks, gathering them all, and repeating. Plus, your friend gets to clean up their form too.
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If you're turning and burning putters try playing catch with one that's slow and neutral from about 100'. When you're throwing cleanly, step back to 150'. Once you're throwing them cleanly at that distance, start throwing them off the tee. I suggested catch because it's a lot less frustrating than throwing stacks, gathering them all, and repeating. Plus, your friend gets to clean up their form too.
Now I need to find a friend... sad day... haha ;-)
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Mike C is one of the main posters in that thread. It's easy to find videos of him throw putters really far, though I don't recall hearing him (or anyone else) give a run down. In short, I think a lot of us run into issues because we're still sorting out our grip. At least for me, I had problems driving with most putters (and Comets) just because I hadn't figured out grip both in terms of comfort and alignment. Other than that, I don't think there's much difference between throwing putters or anything else.
Yeah, That's what I'm struggling with too.. I am looking for a video that shows the optimal grip and technique for driving with putters.. but I'm struggling to locate any..
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Its no different vs other discs. I power grip just like mids/drivers. Just "pinch" the flight plate with thumb dont pull the rim into the hand with finger tips and create multiple release points.
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Its no different vs other discs. I power grip just like mids/drivers. Just "pinch" the flight plate with thumb dont pull the rim into the hand with finger tips and create multiple release points.
Pinch with the thumb and index finger? Okay, that makes sense.. I think the multiple release points is whats causing the wobble out of the hand..
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Index/middle doesnt really matter. Same with fan vs power grips all about leveraging the outside rim across from the grip point like the head of a hammer.
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Index/middle doesnt really matter. Same with fan vs power grips all about leveraging the outside rim across from the grip point like the head of a hammer.
Well said, Thanks as always.. What part of MN are you from? I grew up is St. Paul.
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