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My buddy Slic let me borrow his basket to practice up for worlds, and, just in general. My putting game has been far from decent. I have a few on days, but the off days way outnumber the on days. So I've been putting, every day for at least a half hour. I've been doing this for just over a week now. I really can say that this will help your game immensely. Sometimes I don't want to go out and putt, but since I've been having problems with my shoulder on my throwing arm, I've resorted to very little field work and rounds. I knew I wanted to do something to work on my game, so I resorted to putting. I've made myself get out and putt whether I feel like it or not.

Thursday and Friday combined, I putted for over two hours. YOu know what? I figured some things out. Really simple things that I never took the time to realize before. One of the biggest things was with missing putts right. It may sound like something I should have known from the day I started playing, but it was exciting to me. I am a straddle putter. I even jump putt straddle. So really, it's an upward arm and leg movement, with very little wrist. However, i've been missing a lot of putts right lately. I started holding my follow throughs to figure out what it looked like when I made putts and what I did when I missed. As simple as it was, all I was doing was using too much wrist action. My wrist was what was releasing the disc off to the right. Once I figured that out, I proceeded to bang over 30 putts in a row from 15-20 feet. I was psyched.

Then I worked my way out towards jump putts, and banged 14 out of 18 after taking a while to figure those out. I want to continue to practice my putting daily so that I can get better and better at my short game, and I would encourage everyone else to do the same! Even 15-20 minutes a day will help your game immensely. So yeah, jump on it.

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Comment by donnyv on August 4, 2008 at 2:16pm
I hear ya! My putting game was less than average. After practicing and practicing, and more practicing at home, I'm finally seeing better results. I got my form and follow-thru set. I relax and throw with better consistancy. I'm treating my putts like basketball's free-throws (easy money!), and it takes away the pressure of the putt. It's almost automatic, well ALMOST!

I'm no where near pro-status, but that's not bad either. Someday it might happen. We'll see.

Good luck at Worlds. I hope the weather is good for ya.
bye
Comment by Chris Wojciechowski on August 4, 2008 at 1:11am
Hopefully I'll be at Worlds caddying for Adam Olsen so I'll get to congratulate you in person for shredding the AmWomen! Get your game in order and TEAR IT UP!
Comment by DiscGolf365 on August 3, 2008 at 11:05pm
good luck jayne, i'll see you out there when you're playing in the finals.

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