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Started Jan 02, 2011
What do you need:
A basket or Target to Putt at
about 30 minuets a day
Post every day that you did your putting so that you can track your progress and see others progress as well. This is not my program I owe all credit to Discraft and Mark Ellis.
Anyone is welcome to join me in this program
Mark's Assignments:1. Unbalanced. The assignment is to work on balance by purposely placing yourself in unbalanced positions while you putt. Think about where you naturally place your feet for a staggered or straddle putt and change your stance to uncomfortable positions. I putted in my basement and used a bunch of props to create odd positions, chairs, stairs, ping pong table, skateboard, walls, etc.
All good players need to be able to straddle putt with (almost) equal competence to a staggered putt. That only happens with practice
3. 5th Putt. In this game you will take 6 putts, keeping track of how many you make. Pick a spot to putt from within your comfort zone but outside your gimme range (so for me about 25 feet). Since this game is about dealing with pressure, the penalty for failure is severe (you can make it up to suit your imagination, so losing means death or some other horrible result). Winning means reward, the reward based on the degree of success. In order to win you must make your 5th putt.
If you miss #5 then you lose, no matter if you make some or all the others. If you make the 5th putt then you win, even if you miss the rest. If you make the 5th putt, then the higher total you make the greater your reward. Again, you can allow your imagination to create any kinds of rewards, up to the ultimate reward based on making all 6 putts.
So you win if you make the 5th putt. You lose if you miss the 5th putt. The 5th One Counts.If you find yourself missing the 5th putt, then the next time you play the game, pick a closer spot.
It is amazing how close you can come to making putts but still miss in bad winds (not even counting the good putts which came back off the post). It took me longer to finish my session than I would have guessed
Here are some other videos on putting that might help