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View Poll Results: What causes your putts to go wild?
Disc Choice - I often pick the wrong putter for the situation. 0 0%
Stance - I often choose a bad stance...too relaxed, to aggressive etc. 4 2.37%
Grip - Too tight, too soft...goldilocks sydrome. 14 8.28%
Target - I forget to pick a link or mid-flight spot. 14 8.28%
Push off - I forget to transfer my weight and push off towards the target. 9 5.33%
Nose angle - I often throw high or low because I payed no attention to nose angle. 19 11.24%
Follow through - I often finish with my hand pointed somewhere other than the pole. 15 8.88%
Hyzer angle - I often throw flat or hyzer when I should throw hyzer or flat. 9 5.33%
Concentration - I am often thinking about something other than the throw I am making now. 54 31.95%
I just suck! 31 18.34%
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:59 PM
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What is the main cause of your putts to going wild? Most of us can screw up a putt in many ways but what putting sin do you commit most often?
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:02 PM
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two things...
lack of concentration and lack of practice
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:04 PM
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Lack of concentration for sure,

Second though, crosswinds, they kill me. I can headwind and tailwind putt, but crosswinds get me all the time.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:05 PM
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The three cues that almost always fix my putting when I'm off

1. Keep arm straight (locked out even if necessary)
2. Aim to strike a point a foot or two through my target (kinda like a punch or hitting a nail (focusing on a single link, like some advocate, leads to basket chunks most every time for me))
3. Accelerate to and through and release
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:06 PM
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FOCUS. great name for a disc. evey time I saw that itd remind me to quit looking at the sky. Someone should make that...
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whatever you do, don't practice. It makes you worse
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:10 PM
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concentration may be one cause but I don't buy into the lack of practice. I have less than 10hours of putting practice accumulated over 18yrs. I said 10 hours because no one would believe 5 hours. I know people who practice every day and aren't good putters.

The biggest cause of missed putts is lack of consistancy. I see people who have too much motion in their putting routines. They are unable to duplicate their putt everytime. Uneven terrain also makes duplicating your putt difficult. If you would limit your body motion and get a good stable stance you will make more putts.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:11 PM
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whatever you do, don't practice. It makes you worse
you're gonna get flamed for this but you are right
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i totally agree with the no practicing. unless you're practicing EXACTLY like you'd putt in a round. not by having a stack of 10 discs next to you, and making minor muscle adjustments until you're sinking your 25' practice putts.
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whatever you do, don't practice. It makes you worse
if you're a mental master of your certain putting style, you will be good at it.

it's all about understanding the effects of environment, and what you're trying to achieve. if you know this you will not need to practice
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