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Please share the one thing that has really made you a better putter. I am not looking for practice tips, resources on the web, or even what putter to use. I want to know what is it about YOUR putting routine, specificaly, that really made a difference for you.

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Focus.........the mental thing, not the Disc
I empty my pockets. I can't believe that some people walk around with cell phones and other objects weighing them down (If you don't think that a simple thing like a cell phone can weigh you down, try the wrist watch test.) Not to mention that the stupid thing can go off at anytime during your shot. The last thing I want to think about in my sub-conscience is "There's a piece of hard plastic banging around next to my nuts as I make this shot."
Can't say just one thing but my short list would be concentration, ...little body movement as possible and try to make it all go in the same direction, towards your target, ...practice, ...find a spot on your target, get pissed at that spot and nail it with your putter....try it, it works lol. The tunnel vision that was mentioned is important and last, again once more, is practice. :)
You've definitely received some great advice so far. I'd have to echo what others have said regarding nose up angle, concentration on one link, and shifting one's weight in the direction you want your putt to go. Oh yeah, don't sally it.
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I suggest leaning forward. Mentally, it seems like you're getting closer to the goal. Physically, it brings your body into a better line and forces your weight onto your front foot.

Just be sure to stay balanced the whole way. When you throw your disc, if your back foot comes up, it should be only because your arm moving outwards is unbalancing you and you're adjusting. Don't just pick up your back foot because you've seen others do it.
Yeah I hear you. Your back leg acts like a counterbalance. I see a lot of guys putting short putts with thier wieght starting on thier back leg. They never actually get to that point where they are leaning forward into the putt. Once you get your head and your wieght leaning over you front foot, then you can get a smooth follow through.
Center of Gravity ... I try to feel my center of gravity and send "it" along with the disc to the desired target. This tip is one I forget to use sometimes. This tip works with all throws.

Positive affirmation ... Or whatever yeh call it. I don't have a trigger word so much but I will tell myself that I AM going to make this putt! It helps I think.

Push foot ... I ride a skateboard "goofyfoot" right foot forward. My skateboard stance is very similar to my putt stance. On longer putts 25' + I will push off with my back foot to help get that center of gravity and the disc moving with some force.
Talk to the disc...encourage it go in!!!
Like this ? "Oh billybillybillybillybilly, this a big one!" (Ted Knight in Caddy Shack)
I played football forever before disc golf. When I see my putt start to fail me I get into a more of linebacker stance. It helps my concentration and focus. My stance will widen, I will tighten my muscle fibers and then explode through the putt. I do take several pumps toward the basket before release. This is a feeling thing that helps clear the head. Some days/instances I may need several pumps and other days only one or two. Lastly and most importantly for me is just keeping a routine for EVERY time I putt. It really helps keep the stress low and the mind clear. We all have the physical tools to putt inside 30. It's the mind that holds us back.
I like to just Aim at the Pole with alot of Spin !!


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