*with proper form AND God-given strength/ability. Most of us can't putt with a traditional rock forward onto your lead foot putt past, say 40 ft. For me even at that range it feels pretty strained, so I do a jump-putt, or putt-jump (a semantics issue) anywhere outside the circle so I don't have to swing my arm unnecessarily hard and throw off my timing. Steve Rico makes me sick (in a wow, he's utterly amazing kind of way) when he putts because he can use his traditional putt out to what 100 ft??
Lastly, Disco, how far do you think the average player could hit a putt with a "traditional putt" without stepping or jumping past the lie?
I actually appreciate the renaming to putt jump, but it's not something to get fussy about either. If you want to keep calling it a jump putt, then do it. It does sound better IMO.
I think Disc-O is trying to call attention to the fact that many players do commit a stance violation when the jump putt...and not just the ones that are obvious about it. I heard Feldberg reference some footage where they slowed the video way down to see when a player releases the disc. It showed that the players often released the disc a split second after their feet had left the ground. I think that's one of the reasons he advocates the walk through putt instead.
The issue for me is this: if you have to slow a video down to even be able to tell if a player has violated the stance rule, then how can you possibly call a stance violation on that player?
I know that my version of jump putting is fine...I actually realized that I just do a "skippier" version of the walk through putt, but people getting persnickity about the timing of the jump putt has me worried that someone might falsely accuse me of a stance violation at a tourney. How do you prove they're right, or that you're right. Get an official? It's pretty rare for me to be anywhere near one on the course. But I guess if my group said they were going to stroke me every time I jump putt, I'd return the favor to them by making a pilgrimage to find one regardless.
So much more goes into a jump putt/putt jump/jordan putt/whatever putt that it does seem like there are too many variables to control and be consistent. I've found that when I have to go long and don't want or need to stand balanced and throw...a walk through putt seems more consistent.
You're wrong. I cannot propel a disc 100' with my traditional spin putt stance...I top out around 40 or 50'. With a spin putt I can get it out to 80 or 100' ft. But from 40-60' is where my jump putt shines. I have to swing my arm so hard with a trad. putt from that distance that I don't hit hardly anything, but jump putting in that range I make a lot of those putts, probably around 40% on a calm day.
For those that say there are too many variables that can throw your shot off jump putting, again, I say you're wrong. The thing that's great about a jump putt is that it's all in your legs. It allows you to use your normal putting while you utilize the springing motion. With practice, it feels totally controllable. At 100 ft, I am more consistent where I land the disc than throwing. I use it all the time to lay up.
If you don't want to jump that's fine. There are people who are blessed with a physique that allows them to trad. putt from long range. Just don't criticize the style because you don't use it or never took the time to learn it.
If I'm outside of the circle i use a step through for putting. And even then my distance putting is not all that good so i normally just try to drop it as close as possible, because jumping can put to much elevation on the disc and cause you to miss.