Old 10-03-2012, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by jenb View Post
I think using different putting styles situationally is different from what I'm talking about. I'm talking about getting the yips with one style and switching to another style and then mainly using that style until getting the yips with it, and so on.
I dont think that pros get the yips, that's for the amateurs to get. And messing around with different styles certainly wont help you setteling into a routine quicker ( at tournaments ).

He was probably talking about different putts in different situations. Straddle around obstacles, spin from outside 50, push putt for inside the circle, turbo putt from behind bushes etc. We all should know these, just as we should have different options for driving ( forehand, roller, overheads etc ).
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Smigles View Post
I dont think that pros get the yips, that's for the amateurs to get.
Saw a world champ completely miss the basket from 10' in finals, costing that person a title. Everyone gets the yips, but some get them a lot less than others.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:13 AM
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I was never a believer of the pre-putt ritual, but since i discovered how to properly line my body up for a push put with a neutral putter (pure) I have adopted my own pre-putt ritual and experienced dramatic results in the 15-30ft range. I am releasing with more velocity on a lower trajectory and straight at the basket.

With that said, I can now switch between a stagger, half stagger, and straddle easily without any detriment as long as i have stable footing. My pre-putt ritual remains the same. But i do prefer the half stagger stance.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:01 PM
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I have an allegory, not advice.

This past weekend, I played a short course (not good for me) and had about 10 30-50' putts the first round. I used my go-to straight on backhand putt for them. They're a little out of my effective range, but I figured some of them would fall. They didn't.

The second round, I had no faith that they'd fall, so anything 30-50' I turbo putted. I hit 2-3 out of 6 or 8 of them.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 PM
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Its always good to have options.
Sometimes your lie will determine what putting style will work best.
Its best to putt comfortably with whatever style suits the shot.
One hit wonders may suffer when confronted with a difficult stance situation.
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