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I have been a mix of putting styles since I started. I have had trouble getting a consistent putting stroke. I got some Great advice lately on putting. My problem with the advice, and as of late, is that my throwing arm elbow has started hurting a bit after rounds, sometimes during. I feel it the Worst when I putt. I don't snap it or anything, its just any type of spin putt arm stroke hurts now. So, I took the advice I was given on release, keeping the disc flat and such, but incorporated a straight armed straddle putt type stroke that doesn't hurt my elbow. Been working on it the past 2 days and I am pretty solid out to 30ft with it.
This got me thinking about all the putting styles out there. What is YOUR Primary Putting Style/Technique? Are you a Spin, or Push Putter? Straddle, or more conventional stance? Are you a Turbo Putter Primarily? Would love to hear how people put it in the basket... :)
Get your balance. Left foot back and to the left of the right foot. Shoulders square to the basket. Disc in the basket. I don't worry about spin at all. The disc will spin.
The main thing is to get your feet set with good balance. Square yourself to the hole. And always follow through. I can straddle putt if necessary but it is harder for me to get enough push on the disc while in the straddle position.
I try not to overthink my putts because the brain can sometimes just get in the way of a good putt. Confidence will put the disc in the basket.
"Get your balance. Left foot back and to the left of the right foot. Shoulders square to the basket. Disc in the basket. I don't worry about spin at all. The disc will spin."
This is the stance I am taking, but my stroke is a straight arm straddle putt type (via Nikko Locastro) lob. I have figured out how to put with the disc flat and put it in like a spin putt, or on an angle and take it in hyzer. I worked on it for a couple hours today, about an hour at at time. By the time I was done I was hitting 100% out to 20 ft, which is better than I have been doing. AND, it didn't HURT!
I have seen several players putt that way.
It does not matter the distance, they "bee line" the disc into the basket.
I try to make my putts straight, but I can not get that "Snap" needed for a direct, straight, hard putt.
I have even seen a couple of people putt so hard that they "taco" their disc into the side of the basket.
Now that is a hard "Bee line".
ive been working on this...http://http://vimeo.com/19847946
it's been very helpful.
Recently I have learned to
"Put the Lotion in the Basket"
I do not have a set putting style.
I use whatever style is warrented to make a putt.
Weither it is Turbo, straddle, jump etc, I use when needed.
But I created the "Lotion" putter. From the line of Silence of the Lamb......
"It shall put the Lotion in the basket"
I say this a couple times before putting. It helped. Before when I would be fifty feet or more out,
i would consider that a lay up. But since I have been using the lotion and repeatedly say the quote, my
putting has improved. So now, my putting zone went from 15 feet and below, and has grown to 80 feet or so.
Or should I say my comfort zone for putting.
So with me, it is not the actual putting style, it is MENTAL.