As some of you know, a new Discraft Disc Golf Clinic has been added to YouTube.com. It is called the Putting Confidence Program. This program creates a month long training process to improve putting prowess. The video was created in conjunction with an article in the Flying Disc Magazine issue for May/June 2008. That issue has not yet been delivered (PDGA members are sent FDM unless they opt out to save membership fees but anyone can purchase a subscription) but is expected to be mailed soon.
I believe the magazine article will set a date of Monday, June 29th as the start of the month-long clinic and encourage players to join in and start together. The clinic includes a daily log in to take credit for doing putting for the day. This website has a club labelled the "Mark Ellis Putting Clinic" where a group of volunteers tested the clinic in January of this year. For the upcoming clinic, hopefully we will be able to use the magazine's website, flyingdiscmagazine.com , to do the same.
I have been contacted by several folks who saw the video and are starting the process on their own. That is fine and feel free to start any time you wish. I think the program is more effective and more fun to do with a group. Especially a group of golfers, hopefully, from around the world. By being part of a group it is easier to keep up your motivation to practice every day. It is more fun to log in and discuss it with others.
The timing of this program is perfect for anyone attending the World Championships in August. The program is designed to instill confidence in putting and is adaptable to players of any skill level. If your putting is not where you want it to be, take a look at the video and consider joining us when the new clinic starts up.