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I have been developing putting training games to help myself improve my short game and putting. It has been close to three weeks and my confidence as well as my accuracy and shot inventory has greatly improved already. Before I began reworking my putting i would make mostly all puts from 10' and in which is normal even for a one armed blind hooker. I would make about half of my shots outside of 20' which sucked royally. My 30' range was really struggling because I was making less than a quarter of the shots I was taking. 40' was worse as well as 50 and 60. I extended my data all the way out to 80' because at the time i could not hit a suburban at 80'. I began with my comfort level of 10', because like many i had been watching disc golf clinics on you tube and one of the pros was teaching a putting course based solely on confidence. I wanted something more and really needed to expand my shooting ability out to at least 50'. I am no pro and I am not an am but i am a beginner whos putting game was garbage. Starting with the 10' mark I measured out every five feet and marked it with cones traveling farther and farther away from a basket. I originally extended out to 40'. I would take a shot at 10' and if I made it I would move to 15'. Every time I made one I would move to the next cone farther and farther away until I missed one. Every time I missed I would move forward to the previous cone I had already made. Being confident that I had already made this cone it was generally easy to make it a second time and move back again. I ran this drill for short segments every day for a few weeks. I eventually got to where i was comfortable throwing straight shots up to 40'. So i added obstacles, like a fence in the way or a pole or a tree. Because we rarely have a straight shot anyways, depending on the course you are playing, A few days later I changed it again. Now I had made it every 10' and extended it to 80', I never made it to the 80' mark the first two days, but i did extend out to 60' briefly. By the sixth day of this I sunk my first 80' putt, and first try might I ad. Now this has seemed to be working for me because im consistently making 50' and in shots with reasonable results. I have improved my confidence putting as well as my comfort level. I dont know the long term benefits of making up putting games but I will keep you posted if this hinders my game in anyway. I made a game out of it because I enjoy challenging myself and the competition of trying to improve.

If you have any questions or comments please message me.
Hope this was helpful to someone, Thanks

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Comment by mr ed on October 26, 2008 at 6:03pm
hey now,have all your putts been with your main throwing arm.Try switching your putts to the opposite arm,will come in handy.lately my practice putting has improved while using my left.There seems to be a better"shaking of hands" with my left.Remember to focus on the opposite side of chains to avoid spin out.Just a thought and a nice change up .Peace

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