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I am finished.  This project took longer that I expected, but it is finally finished.  I am happy with the result..better stroke and a better understanding of what goes into making a good putting stroke.  Now when I miss a putt, I know if I misread it or if I just did not hit a good stroke.  This summer (if we get to play) will be a good test of the stroke and my green reading ability.  For now..I will continue to hit practice putts on the mat until we can get back out and play.

 

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That is awesome and I hope to read about lower scores! 
 

When you bought the SpiderTour did you have to adjust to your specs?  
 

I used a similar putting mat many years ago and struggled to obtain the proper speed at the course.  My issue was that the mat developed grooves that the ball tracked and it gave me better results than I deserved. After a while it worked out well. Best of luck to you. 
 

 

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3 hours ago, Clemsonfan said:

That is awesome and I hope to read about lower scores! 
 

When you bought the SpiderTour did you have to adjust to your specs?  
 

I used a similar putting mat many years ago and struggled to obtain the proper speed at the course.  My issue was that the mat developed grooves that the ball tracked and it gave me better results than I deserved. After a while it worked out well. Best of luck to you. 
 

 

The spider did take a bit of getting used to.  Mostly I have had to adjust my setup on down hill putts.  The spider is very easy to drag the rear part of the putter on downhill putts..other than that..it was an easy adjustment.

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I really should mention that this has been a lot of fun.  It was really frustrating at first.  Hitting lots of putts but progress was really slow.  Then changing putters, changing stances, changing grips ..trying all kinds of things.  The best part has been having the time and the patience to try different things and gear.  All of those questions that you have about whether this is the big "thing" that makes the difference..it is fun to try so many different things.  Not being afraid to try a claw grip..or a See More putter..this has been really liberating.

I should also mention that I have been watching the guys at the club that are good putters.  We have two or three that regularly make lots of birdie putts.  At first glace they do not seem to have a lot in common..but in watching them closely, they do have a couple of habits in common.  They all look at their putts from at least 3 different angles.  From behind the ball, behind the hole and from the low side.  They all have fairly short strokes.  They keep their back strokes short enough that they have to accelerate into the putt.  Deceleration is death.

I have been playing golf for a long time and it occurs to me that I should have done this 30 years ago.  I think that it would have made my game better long ago.  Hindsight is 2020 I guess.

Thanks for following along.  I hope that it has been entertaining.

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On 3/26/2020 at 10:12 PM, deauxrite said:

I really should mention that this has been a lot of fun.  It was really frustrating at first.  Hitting lots of putts but progress was really slow.  Then changing putters, changing stances, changing grips ..trying all kinds of things.  The best part has been having the time and the patience to try different things and gear.  All of those questions that you have about whether this is the big "thing" that makes the difference..it is fun to try so many different things.  Not being afraid to try a claw grip..or a See More putter..this has been really liberating.

I should also mention that I have been watching the guys at the club that are good putters.  We have two or three that regularly make lots of birdie putts.  At first glace they do not seem to have a lot in common..but in watching them closely, they do have a couple of habits in common.  They all look at their putts from at least 3 different angles.  From behind the ball, behind the hole and from the low side.  They all have fairly short strokes.  They keep their back strokes short enough that they have to accelerate into the putt.  Deceleration is death.

I have been playing golf for a long time and it occurs to me that I should have done this 30 years ago.  I think that it would have made my game better long ago.  Hindsight is 2020 I guess.

Thanks for following along.  I hope that it has been entertaining.

I realize this is an old topic, I'm curious about whether you ended up with a putter with a toe hang because of your stroke type as you said in the beginning.  Was that an effective change?  I have the same issue, I have a slightly arcing stroke but play a face balanced mallet AND have a tendency to leave the putter open about a degree.   Did the toe hang help with this?   I've also heard that heavier toe can make some people leave the putter face even more open...   I have not pulled a trigger on getting a different putter.   Putters are so expensive these days...

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13 minutes ago, pakman92 said:

 I have a slightly arcing stroke but play a face balanced mallet AND have a tendency to leave the putter open about a degree.   Did the toe hang help with this?   I've also heard that heavier toe can make some people leave the putter face even more open...   

Mallets and blades will play differently.   I have the same tendency to leave face balanced putters open but do okay with putters with toe hang.  That said,  I wouldn't focus on toe hang as it is really the result of getting everything else right.   for example you can take two putters with the exact same toe hang but different weights and they will perform differently.   Some things to consider would be more offset and lighter weight.  

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4 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Mallets and blades will play differently.   I have the same tendency to leave face balanced putters open but do okay with putters with toe hang.  That said,  I wouldn't focus on toe hang as it is really the result of getting everything else right.   for example you can take two putters with the exact same toe hang but different weights and they will perform differently.   Some things to consider would be more offset and lighter weight.  

Thanks for the reply.  Did you end up going with a toe hang mallet?   When you say lighter weight to help with open face, what's the rationale behind it?  My putter has 24g extra weight (374g total) in it since it is rather short at 32'

 

 

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30 minutes ago, pakman92 said:

Thanks for the reply.  Did you end up going with a toe hang mallet?   When you say lighter weight to help with open face, what's the rationale behind it?  My putter has 24g extra weight (374g total) in it since it is rather short at 32'

 

I play a mid mallet or a blade.  I putt better with them than full mallets.   I really confirmed this during last years most wanted putter testing.  I was significantly better when testing blades vs. the mallets.  

  Lighter weight will allow the putter to rotate faster and may end up more closed at impact.    Having to have a heavier head in a short putter is just another belief that isn't 100% accurate;  just like people that say you have to have your eyes over the ball at setup. 

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