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I've been experimenting with putting styles for several years and keep returning to the basic spin putt. I have found that being aggressive and not worrying about overthrowing results in hitting the chains more often than trying to make "soft" putts that typically land next to the basket. On a clear site-line to the basket, I find I am much more accurate curving an anhyzer into the basket than I am throwing straight or hyzer, but I don't know why. At 25' or less I use the push-putt technique straight at the basket with a high degree of accuracy. Beyond 25' I revert back to the spin putt.
I am not always pleased with my putting consistency and continue to try new things, but I believe everyone has different styles that work for them. I guess the number one rule is to be comfortable and practice, practice, practice.
I often think back of the days when I would toss a (toy) frisbee back and forth to a friend and how accurate I could be every single time. I try to apply that same thought process when putting. Some days are right-on and some days not so much.
One thing is for sure. Be confident and don't hold back on a putt. I didn't have that ferocity on one putt today and I missed it (it just kind of floated to the right). It was a practice round so I got a bit mad, put some juice on a second putt and it was dead center. Don't hold back on what you know you need to do. Be confident and it will go dead center. Holding back on it will generally get you a floater.
Well my main style changed a few times, so I guess somewhere in the first year and a half I had the putt I do now. But I try to work on a number of other styles as sometimes you need one more then another, to get over or around, maybe even through something.
It took a couple of years for me. I started doing what I thought was good for me when I was a complete noob. Then I started watching videos and reading and I tried the loft putt that Feldy and Climo so highly tout. I found that it didn't seem to work for me as well, so I changed to a spin putt style that has done well for me.