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PostSubject: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:43 am

I missed at least 5 "4 footer " putt in the last game.
I found out it was my alignment problem.
How should we align correctly?
I cannot use the marking on the ball, as I have parallex problem.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:46 am

this type short putts needs confidence and intuition imho.. get a practice putting matt at hm to develop it maybe?
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:53 am

I can do a 50 consecutive putt at 6 ft on the pratice matt.
But on the green everything vanished.
So I pratice putting at the edge of the pratice matt ( instead of puting the ball at the center), I started to miss my putts.
This is how I found out my alignment problem.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:59 am

Maybe this one help...

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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:08 am

I can't use this, I got parallex error vision.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:55 pm

I was taught to stand straight with your feet close together and place your putter as close to the feet as possible, pointing towards the intended path... with your chin touching your upper chest, align your feet and putter towards the line of intended putt, this should address the parallax error problem... Very Happy

I usually uses the line on the ball to help align, but for shorter putts, i will us the above method which works well for me. Maybe you can try... good luck Tiga!
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:34 pm

Go to the Den to learn.....hehe
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:39 pm

asahi wrote:
Go to the Den to learn.....hehe

i went last week... best 2h spent of my life
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:33 pm

Most of the time 3-4 foot putt is confident level putt. Some people are lousy at that because their brain tell them i'm gonna miss it because i'm lousy at that distance.

Try this. After reading the line, try to putt as your normal putting, but this time put your concentration to see is your ball going to where you aim, and are you reading the break correctly, don't be afraid of missing the putt, this is where you going to learn, and get ready for your next putt just in case you miss, see where is the break when the ball is traveling toward the hole, so your next putt will be easier. but very important is the weight, do not leave it short, so you can see the break. When you divert your attention to somewhere instead of worrying will my putt sink, actually to can preform better, once you sink couple of those putts, your confident will come back. Once confident is back, you will not feel tense doing short putt.

Everytime learn from the previous hole putting, how the ball break, and how you gonna putt to get your ball to where you aim, maybe you read the line wrongly, instead of thinking your putting is incorrect.

I am a NSRCC member they have a very big and nice putting green, maybe if you free, we can exchange our putting experience there some day.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:42 pm

You can align or stand anyway you like as long to get your ball to where you are aiming, open stand, close stand, anyway you like. as long as you are comfortable, there is no right or wrong putting stand or how you align. Those two feet straight hands close to your body, chin up or down is just a very general guide line for putting. dont worry too much if you are not following that.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:14 am

asahi wrote:
Go to the Den to learn.....hehe

Went already
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:15 am

Suzuki wrote:

I am a NSRCC member they have a very big and nice putting green, maybe if you free, we can exchange our putting experience there some day.

Thanks for taking time to share.....and the invitation to putt.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:01 pm

One quick fix is to minimise the back swing, make it shorter and then putt swiftly.
One advice I got is that do not think too much for short putt as u will tend to lose focus on the alignment. Tried it n seems to work for me.

Better still, if can use different putters (with diff hosel) and try to sink in from 3 feet.
See which one give u best results n that is probably the better putter , not necessarily the type of putter u like n feel though..
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:06 pm

Will take note of that.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:26 pm

Bro, I read somewhere that pipe-style putter helps to provide more accurate alignment for those with parallax error vision. It used to be quite common, but i think it's collectors item now:

Nickent pipe putter
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:45 pm

Hi colin.

I tried a "H" shaped putter at octanegolf bukit timah tdy.
Quite easy to use. The shape helps in alignment as well. Since u have parrallex i maybe wanna give it a try.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:25 pm

watermyforrest wrote:
Bro, I read somewhere that pipe-style putter helps to provide more accurate alignment for those with parallax error vision. It used to be quite common, but i think it's collectors item now:

Nickent pipe putter

I think there are some in the used market. Looks ugly to me.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:28 pm

TigaWood wrote:
watermyforrest wrote:
Bro, I read somewhere that pipe-style putter helps to provide more accurate alignment for those with parallax error vision. It used to be quite common, but i think it's collectors item now:

Nickent pipe putter

I think there are some in the used market. Looks ugly to me.
Haha..there one at BF,really looks ugly.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:37 pm

The cheapest way to align yr putt.... Yr shoes.... use it. Its there....
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:49 pm

Khorkar wrote:
The cheapest way to align yr putt.... Yr shoes.... use it. Its there....

I use open stance leh, how?
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:16 am

Change yr stance la.....
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:50 am

Normally I use a line on the ball and align it to where I want the ball to go. Once I get into stance I have one less thing to worry about (direction). This leaves me only with the distance (power) to focus on. Also an important thing I noticed that has lowered my putts is to keep my arms as quiet as possible through my swing, i.e. use other muscles to generate the power, e.g the stomach or shoulders.
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:51 am

a569805 wrote:
I noticed that has lowered my putts is to keep my arms as quiet as possible through my swing, i.e. use other muscles to generate the power, e.g the stomach or shoulders.

thanks for tip.. will try too jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:02 am

TigaWood wrote:
Khorkar wrote:
The cheapest way to align yr putt.... Yr shoes.... use it. Its there....

I use open stance leh, how?

u came, u understand but you naturally revert to your usual ways..

to improve permanently, you have to use one method that you choose and stick to it (its natural for some to tweak their putting in the middle of the round, but it will have hellish results).

in your case Colin, keeping a flat head, having the ball in the same position, a neutral right grip are key. more importantly stick to one putter for the rest of the year.

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PostSubject: Re: How to align your putt?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:10 am

TigaWood wrote:
...
I think there are some in the used market. Looks ugly to me.

Aiya...

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