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Old 06-15-2013, 01:36 PM
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Default Recording Putts... how far back is a "putt"

I'd like to start keeping track of how many putts are adding strokes to my total score. How far back from the basket would you consider "putting distance?" Is it determined by the skill level of the player (I'm novice), or a standard distance across the board?
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:38 PM
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If you're the one doing it, then you should be able to determine when your putting, going for long run at the basket, or trying to lay up under the basket.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:41 PM
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Whatever distance you feel like you should make. 60 and in I am counting.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:46 PM
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I count a putt as a throwing stance, and the purpose of the disc going in the basket, and not laying up. I've laid up from 40 feet, so it's not a putt. Or I've putted from 70. It all depends on the purpose of the throw.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:04 PM
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Are you trying to go for it more than lay up? I'd call that a putt.
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I would actually define it based on the throwing motion.
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I would say 30ft and in putts are must have's and everything else is a bonus.

Some outside of 30ft could technically still be called a putt,but for me when I go out of my putting stance it is no longer a putt. It's either a short upshot 45ft to 60ft or a long upshot 60ft+.
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is there an all-encompassing putt thread yet?
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As long as I'm in a putting stance I count it. If I'm 20 feet away but stuck in some shule and all I can do is pitch out and have no shot at the basket I don't count that as a putt. But on the contrary, if I'm 50 feet away, down a hill, and I line up in my putting stance and fire away I would classify it as a putt.
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If you're the one doing it, then you should be able to determine when your putting, going for long run at the basket, or trying to lay up under the basket.
I agree with this. If you are 15ft from a basket but because of trees or thick bushes your only shot is to try and lay it under the basket I would not count that as a putt. Since you are the one that is going to be looking at your scores I would go with however you feel they should be recorded.
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