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Old 04-03-2012, 07:59 PM
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So I am starting to drive with putters but I just can't get it right. When I release it from a standstill it leaves my hand with a bunch of OAT. And if a X step is thrown in there it is even worse. How can I fix this? I don't want to throw it a mile maybe 200 feet at best. I use a 174 SSS Wizard and a 173 S Ion. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:16 PM
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How do you hold it? Starting throwing slow, then increase the tempo. You are going to need this shot so it is great you want to learn it. Do you drive with mid ranges? don't think of it as a drive. Go out on a field and put your bag out 200 feet and throw at that. This is an upshot and you can hold it like a driver with a power grip with all fingers for the most grip and distance, or you can use a fan grip with the finger pads extended on the bottom of the middle of the disc-you get good control but not the mowt ditance. You're going to come accross a 230-250 foot hole down a tube of trees and a putter will get you there straighter and won't skip past or to the side much at all. As with all practice use an open field and experiment with hyzer and anhyzer releases to see what your putters do. I use Innova Aviar base plastic (DX) big beads for this shot. Very controllable and won't fade out (stable). With the taller rim than most other dirvers you fingers might stay on longer and create the OAT or grip lock, so practice.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:32 PM
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Slow it down. Smooth is far. You are probably trying to force the disc when it should be finessed. Throwing putters will help with correcting your form as they aren't very forgiving to oat or nose up.
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I use a power grip and I could drive with mids on 7 out of 9 holes on my home course. I think tomorrow I will slow it down because I do believe that I am forcing it. Thanks for the help!
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Start over with the right pec drill.
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Also, give the fan grip a shot. I throw voodoos, and don't have very big hands, so the deep rim really screws me when I try to use a power grip. With a fan grip I can still get them out over 300' golf distance, so don't sleep on it because you think "it's impossible to get good D with a fan grip"
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Do lots of field practice. Also, try different putters. Some putters just drive better than others. I have found that my Soft Focus is a great driving putter, and I can send it about 220ft. On holes that long and shorter, I use a putter
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In another thread I got a lot of advice to go out and start playing only with putters. I thought I might do this tomorrow, but for some reason I feel like driving with a floppy putter will just lead to frustration and rage. You CAN drive with a soft putter right? The few times I've tried it got all wobbly looking in the air.
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