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Everything posted by cnosil

  1. I am assuming you know through repetition the shoulder to foot relationship so that if the ball isn't traveling correctly you know where to look
  2. This! You can even leaver the club or alignment rod in place while you hit but only during practice rounds. The one other thing to look at is shoulder to feet alignment to ensure they are the same since the club will generally travel down the line made by your shoulders not the feet
  3. I believe aimpoint is a good approach to figuring out a putts line. That said, I don't think I can talk you into using that system. Based on reading your posts, you are a feel player and probably assess the putt on how you think it will curve, where it will enter the hole, and speed. Aimpoint uses the approach that all putts are X distance right or left of the hole, straight lines, and distance.
  4. Rusty, sounds like you determine practice areas based on confidence and that if you get into a bad spell during practice it will lead to poorer play. You mention that with the long game you reach a point that practice doesn't help; you state that missing putts during practice is bad so you practice mechanics. Am I misinterpreting? I would thing you need the practice reps even if things aren't working 100% to help when things aren't perfect on the course. In my mind tuning requires repetition and actually performing the task.
  5. Probably a fair price. Assuming that since you are asking about worth it is one of the older models. Price for those varies on condition and if they were one of the special releases like 1/500 or copper line. With the custom shop refinishing the price for a refinished putter also goes up in price.
  6. Sounds like a lot of my rounds. Missing greens with a short game that is off equals bogeys.
  7. Welcome. I also love putters but can't afford to collect them so I end up just trading them to find another one to admire for a while
  8. You don't think about this stuff when you putt; it is more about fitting the putter. While the approach may not be for you, some people like to have more understanding about how the stroke works; sort of that right brain left brain how you learn kind of stuff. The goal of putting is to make a stroke that rolls the ball on the line you want for the speed you rolling the ball. By understanding the numbers, you can find a putter that makes it easier to accomplish that goal. There really is a reason that some putter works better than others. If you find the putter that works for your stroke, it make it easier to replicate the results. Basically 2 choices, find the putter that works for you or adjust yourself to fit the putter.
  9. Feels really mushy and I can't tell where on the face the ball makes impact. I generally prefer a firmer feel with my putters.
  10. That is a similar approach to how to determine your distances. Hit your longest club and leave your bag where you hit them from and laser back to the bag. Then hit your next club toward the bag and measure to the bag again to calculate second wedge distance. Keep doing this as you go through your clubs and you can figure out all the distances. Or you could just buy an SC200 and let it tell you
  11. I have read the Bettinardi reviews and tried them in the pas; don't have anything against them and the 8802 style was one I was looking at today. I hate the feel of the Odyssey O-works putters. I am one of those slow to purchase types so I will be doing lots more experimenting. Will probably make the stroke change using my current putter to see how that impacts my putting.
  12. Thinking about changing my mechanics a bit to see if I have a little better consistency with my putting so today was a bit of playing with that thought. Leader was an Odyssey Metal X Milled 330M, #9 style, and a Bettinardi Studio Stock 6. All really different styles from what I am playing now.
  13. I think there was another thread on this recently. I think the answer was it depended on what tour you were referring too. PGA yes; others probably not.
  14. Ended up spending a few hours at my local golf store trying out putters. Found a couple I liked; may even convince myself to pick one up.
  15. I think the pros know each green like a someone that putts on the same green each week. they have detailed books with all the slopes and contours of the green and each week the greens play at roughly the same speed. Like you, I think people think they are much better putters than they are because they show the leaders who are making the putts and just like us, they get on hot streaks. Keep working and it could be possible to achieve your goal.
  16. 39-40 --- 79 today. 11 pars and 7 bogeys; like Siiver & Black I couldn't putt. I had one 3 putt but lots of 2 putts on missed greens. Tee to green i was solid and was happy to finally get a chance to try my KBS Prototype Hybrid shafts. More on the shafts when the official review thread gets underway. I think it is time to buy another putter to try and make my current one jealous
  17. I leave the ball short of the hole too many times, I need more roll and less spin!
  18. I wish you luck. There are several sources for PGA level putting; here are some numbers I found: From 3 feet: 95% From 6 feet: 65% 7ft 10in: 50% From 9 feet: 43% From 12 feet: 30% From 15 feet: 22% Putting is harder than people want to believe and depending on your game it could be related to proximity to the hole or putting itself.
  19. I stand corrected. Everything i had seen was it was a measurement of forward stroke but after your post I found a couple of references to forward stroke to impact.
  20. He has only provided a total rotation number which is what iPing reports. Yes, it is true that the longer the backstroke the harder it is to square the face at impact and that a faster tempo is probably a bit better than a slower tempo, but that isn't rotation that is length of stroke. There are no exact numbers and an individual's setup will influence the amount of rotation. A six inch backstroke for a player that sets up with eyes over the ball will have less rotation than a player that sets up with eyes inside the ball on the same six inch backstroke. Look at any players swing and putting stroke and there are individual traits that uniquely define there swing or stroke. There is no single best way.
  21. Tucked, and when it becomes untucked, I tuck it in again. I think you find that younger players tend to be untucked and older tucked.
  22. I like your approach. However, all people are different, we learn differently and process information differently. Was involved in an interesting discussion comparing linear and non linear thought processes. Some people need to think line and some people need to think speed and it is up the individual to figure out what works for the,.
  23. I have to disagree with this. The amount of total rotation doesn't relate to position at impact and length is dependent on the speed you move the putter. Tiger woods SAM Puttlab rotation numbers: he is open 7.8* at the end of his backswing and 12.2* closed at the end of his forwardswing for a total rotation of 20* Loren Roberts: 1.8* open at end of backswing and 8.6* closed at end of forward swing for a total rotation of 10.1* Each is individual to the person. Each person is individual and it comes done to how consistently you are able to repeat those numbers. If you are consistent, you can master speed and direction. Rotation is based on setup position. If you are farther off the ball you will have a bigger arc and naturally more rotation that a person that is closer to the ball with a smaller arc.
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