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The Putting Thread

Discussion in 'Hacker's Anonymous' started by TheTrueReview, Aug 13, 2018.

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Rate your skill with the flat stick

  1. It's my favorite club 'cos I'm a "playa"

    35.7%
  2. With more practise, I'd be a good putter

    14.3%
  3. 50/50

    21.4%
  4. It feels like an electric eel in my hands

    14.3%
  5. What's putting?

    14.3%
  1. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    How do you Stack Up?

    From THE LOST ART OF PUTTING by Gary Nicol & Karl Morris

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  2. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Actually probably pretty close. My problem is I tend to leave putts short and as we know 100% of putts that don’t get to the hole don’t go in.
     
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  3. MCDavis

    MCDavis The Plaid Duffer Staff Member Moderator

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    I chose #1 because, when I played, putting was the best part of my game. But, I was never a "playa"...well, not on the course, anyway...
     
  4. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I chose the last one "What's Putting?" Have never seemed to be able to accurately read greens. My speed and line are good. I lip out dozens of putts or run them right over the edge of the hole. Just this morning, the guys were in amazement at some of my long putts that "should have" gone in and some of my short putts that I pulled, pushed... anything that would make the putt miss by a hair's width.

    If I didn't have to putt, I'd be a pretty good golfer!:D:D:D
     
  5. TheTrueReview

    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    You’re describing my last round. Hate short putting.
     
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  6. ualtim

    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Well, using the above chart, pros are going to miss more than they make outside 7 feet. If you are outside 7 feet, you are probably better off coming up short inside two feet than going too far. The Pelz theory was to have the ball stop 17 inches beyond the hole, problem is that if your distance control is off your odds of staying within a high perctage makable second putt go down fairly rapidly if you go a few feet long. I prefer to use the Harvey Penick method of dieing the ball at the hole. A putt going beyond the hole has a narrower window of dropping in the hole than a putt that dies at the hole. Also, if your distance control is off by 2 feet either long or short, your still in the 99% window of making the return putt. Now, if your in a match play situation, things change if missing the comebacker is irrelevant, but in stroke play you are probably better off having the ball die at the hole.

    At the amateur level, I am guessing that those percentages drop off at an alarming rate the further you get from the hole.
     
  7. Fairwaysplitter3320

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    I'd agree on the amateur level but I'd rather miss a foot long than a foot short. A foot long I give myself at least a chance of making it. Short putts never go in.
     
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  8. ualtim

    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    If your good enough to always judge your distance within a foot, I would agree. I am not good enough to always leave my putts within a 1 foot ring around the hole. Within a 10 foot radius, I could probably have a high percentage of leaving it within a 1 foot ring. As the distance increases, the percentage would drop off substantially.
     
  9. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    If I could putt I'd be dangerous.
     
  10. Fairwaysplitter3320

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    I’m not saying I am and I agree with you. My original comment was saying my miss with the putter tends to be short.
     
  11. TheTrueReview

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    The gifs you post are dangerous enough.
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    Funny thing I heard someone say about putting today when asked if it was better to die the ball in the cup or play for it to roll out a foot past the cup: "A putt should walk in the front door like it owns the place, not fall in drunk"
     
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    TheTrueReview "Playing it straight" Supporting Member

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    When I was watching coverage today the commentators were discussing Stenson’s slide and how it corresponded with his poorer putting stats. It always does.
     
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    anonymous golfaholic Refusing Recovery Supporting Member

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    Absolutely. My buddy sprayed balls all over the course today but probably made 200 ft of putts. Result: He picked the rest of us like chickens.
     
  15. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    I love my Cameron. Looks great. The carbon steel head has a really soft feel. Have bagged it for most of the past couple of years. Love that putter. Just cannot make putts with it.
    Got that new Bettinardi. Wow! Just as soft a feel as the Scotty. The F.I.T. milling puts a great roll on the ball. The putter is heavy and just "flows" through the stroke. Have probably got ten rounds with it. Just cannot make putts with it.
    Put an old Anser 4 stainless in the bag a couple of rounds ago. Left those two high-dollar, high-society, beauty beyond belief putters in the basement. Have carded my two best rounds of the year with the old Anser. The putts are falling again. Go figure.
    This is the most frustrating, mind-boggling game ever invented!!!!
     
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    The probability of a PGA Tour player of making a 1, 2 or 3 putt.
    ImageUploadedByShot Talk1585569147.037107.
     
  17. BigJim13

    BigJim13 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Isn’t it funny? I have a Nike Method Mod 60-think Odyssey #9 style head. Bought it at 33” and 360g headweight for $85 brand new on close out a few years back from Global Golf. I putt really well with it. Being the club Ho that we all are I dexiddd to try a Scotty Del Mar that I like the look of. High dollar putter, looked great putted just ok with it. Moved in to an Odyssey Toulon in the same style, was really excited to try another high dollar sweet looking putter. Looked great, felt clicky and had no feel. Needless to say I didn’t putt well with it, lasted all of two rounds.
    Safe to say the Nike is back in the bag and safe there, looking for another to have as a backup. And at roughly 1/3 the cost of the other 2.
     
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    But... But... But... Some of us ain't quite as smart as you! The old Anser 4 was working well. Then I spied a shiny Cameron that is the same design as an Anser 4. Had to have he "bling". The shinier a putter is, the better it will putt!! And, honestly, putting well with the Cameron. Traded the Betti for it. The owner of the local Golf USA, where I traded it, put my Betti in his bag and loves it. It's sorta like we live on this merry-go-round of club buying/selling and the durn thing just won't stop!!!
     
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    Just wondering ... how many of us have increased our putting practice during the Coronavirus lockdown?
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Stopped. Had to cancel my annual trip to Naples, Florida for golf so the practicing has stopped, for now. Besides, I am considered “essential” and still going to work on my regular schedule.
     

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