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#31 languid

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:09 PM

Can Break 80. I think you should at least skim read the study. Your assumption about where and how the study was done is wrong.
The study is not about highly skilled professionals or elite players as you would expect.
I think the study and conclusions are a useful addition to developing improved putting skills for people who are not happy with their current performance and prepared to give something different a go.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:22 PM

You look at the ball when you're trying to hit it with stick, bat or racquet though. Only difference is they're moving when you hit them.


What about bowling, lawn bowls etc?? I'd think those are more comparable to putting and in those games you do look at your target.....

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:38 PM

What about bowling, lawn bowls etc?? I'd think those are more comparable to putting and in those games you do look at your target.....

Except that you're not striking the lawn bowl or bowling ball to get it moving
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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:46 PM

What about bowling, lawn bowls etc?? I'd think those are more comparable to putting and in those games you do look at your target.....


What bump said, i think its different when you're hitting a ball as the quality of the strike is very important.

That being said, im pretty sure snooker players look at the object ball and not the cue ball. But they are lined up completely differently and the action is not a swing.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 08:52 PM

I've tried it on the putting green and I don't know why but when I do it I middle every one very sweetly. Haven't been game to do it during a comp round. Might try it when a round has gone bad already.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:26 PM

I've tried it on the putting green and I don't know why but when I do it I middle every one very sweetly. Haven't been game to do it during a comp round. Might try it when a round has gone bad already.


So next round it is then

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:54 AM

Ink doesn't look at his balls while putting.  Thursday nights on the other hand are a completely different issue. 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:08 PM

Ink doesn't look at his balls while putting.  Thursday nights on the other hand are a completely different issue. 

and this right here is why dress standards should never be relaxed.

If Inky wasn't forced to wear long enough shorts, we'd all have to look at his balls 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM

and this right here is why dress standards should never be relaxed.
If Inky wasn't forced to wear long enough shorts, we'd all have to look at his balls


I thought shorts were optional

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:31 PM

Ink doesn't look at his balls while putting. Thursday nights on the other hand are a completely different issue.


I don't want to know whose hands are on it

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:27 PM

I thought shorts were optional

what are you tucking your shirt into, Superman?


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 05:49 PM

I've tried it on the putting green and I don't know why but when I do it I middle every one very sweetly. Haven't been game to do it during a comp round. Might try it when a round has gone bad already.

IMO Looking at the target works for some or those who regularly use the method particularly because it stops the negative thoughts looking at the path the putter head is taking. .

You know the feeling..” oh the Club head going back a bit outside the line....the stroke is a bit outside to in that is not good” ( or whatever variation)
This stuff gets in the way of making a smooth confident putt. Doing the look at the hole/target you are giving up control to allow your “feel” to get the job done.
I recommend you gain confidence on the practice green from shortish distances up to 2 metres. Doing a lot from a metre or less is good. Aim at a very small target on the edge of the hole. Watch a lot of putts go in the hole. That gives confidence you can take to the course. Tell yourself “this putt is going in the hole” and just do it.
I think there is a practical limit to how far the distance “the look at the target” works. That is individual.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:56 PM

I started putting that way (not looking at the ball) and left hand low about a couple of years ago. Haven't looked back. It stops me from jabbing at the ball and a strong right hand. Has resulted in much better putting for mid to short putts. I take a practice swing or two to get the feel of how long the stroke needs to be, set up and then either look at the hole or the line where i want the ball to start breaking and repeat the practice stroke. On the longer putts where it is required to take a longer swing, I sometimes look at the ball as distance is probably a more important factor to control than precise direction. 

 

The key for me is consistent setup.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:59 PM

IMO Looking at the target works for some or those who regularly use the method particularly because it stops the negative thoughts looking at the path the putter head is taking. .

You know the feeling..” oh the Club head going back a bit outside the line....the stroke is a bit outside to in that is not good” ( or whatever variation)
This stuff gets in the way of making a smooth confident putt. Doing the look at the hole/target you are giving up control to allow your “feel” to get the job done.
I recommend you gain confidence on the practice green from shortish distances up to 2 metres. Doing a lot from a metre or less is good. Aim at a very small target on the edge of the hole. Watch a lot of putts go in the hole. That gives confidence you can take to the course. Tell yourself “this putt is going in the hole” and just do it.
I think there is a practical limit to how far the distance “the look at the target” works. That is individual.

Exactly. Well put...err..putt...Anyway, I agree and this is why I started doing this probably 10 years ago. Stopped doing it semi recently and have made some terrible putting errors that defy logic. Like a brief dose of Cerebral Palsy. Might have to switch back again. Wish I could get a comfortable Left Hand low grip too. This definitely gets the best roll on a ball IMHO.  



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 08:21 PM

One thing on cross hand or left hand low. ...it is had to make a good stroke on long putts. I revert to standard grip. Apparently this is a common thing.
. On fast Greens like 11/12 on the STIMP cross hand is not so difficult on long putts but on typical courses in OZ it is hard to slog a long putt cross hand.
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