Jul 03 2007, 02:39 PM
Recently my putting has been on line nicely, but I am always hitting the top of the basket or the chain hangers.
Anyone got a quick fix?

Jul 03 2007, 02:43 PM
Stop sucking...

Jul 03 2007, 02:47 PM
You should probably start a "low upshots" thread Bee.

Anyone got any tips on the high misses?

Jul 03 2007, 02:52 PM

Jul 03 2007, 02:59 PM
don't wear shoes?

Jul 03 2007, 03:06 PM
Ah nice, thank you

Jul 03 2007, 03:16 PM
Bend zee knees.

Jul 03 2007, 03:17 PM
Based on your player rating I'd say you're a better putter than I am, but hitting the top makes me think of two things;

1) Lack of confidence: Overcompensating for fear of leaving the putt short.
2) Being tired or for some other reason using more arm than normal and overpowering it.
3) Putting too high?

Jul 03 2007, 03:17 PM
Aim three links lower?

Jul 03 2007, 03:24 PM
Bend zee knees.

.......ahh, the french putt. /msgboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif :D

Jul 03 2007, 03:28 PM
slow your stroke down


Jul 03 2007, 03:44 PM
slow your stroke down


Ah yes I like that, good idea. I will try this tomorrow.
Thanks for the ideas fellas.

Jul 03 2007, 04:39 PM
Putt from the far limit of your putt, not the closest point. If you don't mark your disc with your mini, and give yourself about 7 inches away from your disc, but let your body believe that you are at your regular mark, it will pass into the no fly zone at band height then drop down to chains level.

Or you could memorize where your hand is after release in correlation to the target and emphasize lowering the visual finish to a link or 2 lower. Heck, it may be just a 1'2 link to make a difference.

Jul 03 2007, 05:15 PM
Thanks Matt, I apprecaite it. I will try stepping back and also slowing my stroke down. I will let you know how it goes.

z Vaughn z
Jul 10 2007, 11:50 PM
Mr. DS....my 2 cents...

If a person has a low release, they are more likely to miss high. From what I remember of your putt, it is a fairly high release probably 2-5 inches above your belly button. Is there a chance you have been releasing lower than that? A chance that you have been a little lazy and slipped your arm down?

Jul 11 2007, 12:25 AM
i'll tell you one thing that is usually the culprit when i am putting high is the fact, that upon release of my putt my wrist is not perpendicular to the ground. if you putt from above your belly button it makes a big difference trust me on that one

Jul 11 2007, 08:12 AM
"perpendicular"??? That's gotta hurt.

Jul 11 2007, 10:10 AM
thinks about it, when your wrist in that position at a 90 degree angle to the ground it gets your thumb all the way through your shot which keeps the nose down so the putter doesnt rise as much..its usually a very minute change for most people on their putting stroke

Jul 11 2007, 10:40 AM
hold the putter just a tad softer.

Jul 11 2007, 03:50 PM
what ever you do, don't wear sandals.
not that it will help you putt lower

Jul 11 2007, 04:06 PM
I got my flip flops on.

Thanks for all the input guys. ZV, I think my arm is at a high enough point upon reease. It does not drop below my belly.

Mike Jo, I really appreciate input from a great golfer such as yourself. I just don't understand what you mean about the wrist positioning. Could you elaborate if you have time? Thanks!

Jul 12 2007, 12:59 AM
ok i will try to explain what i mean, i know it comes across a little weird to be thinking about. but this is something i have noticed, that makes a big difference in my putt. and the only reason that i said something in the first place was the fact that someone said you putted from a high position, aka your hand is usually above your belly button.
here goes....
hold your hand out in front of you, palm down,.............
this is you hand at parallel to the ground
the wrist position you want at the end of your shot is to have your hand at 90 degrees or slightly beyond this at the end of your putting stroke......
this makes sure that you get your thumb through the shot, which keeps the nose down and the height.
if you have any quetions feel free to pm or respond to this

Jul 25 2007, 11:01 PM
i agree the bending of zee knees and i would aim about 4 to 5 links lower
my rating isn't high but putting is my best game and that is my advice

Aug 09 2007, 07:54 PM
go back to throwing the challenger and maybe holla a little

Aug 10 2007, 10:54 AM
at cha boi?

Aug 10 2007, 11:42 AM
lower you chin a hair

Aug 14 2007, 01:11 AM
lower you chin a hair

thats what i was going to say...

Aug 14 2007, 02:26 AM
lower you chin a hair

thats what i was going to say...

I would tell him to grow some chin hair...

Aug 14 2007, 10:33 AM
moving up now woj?

Aug 14 2007, 12:31 PM
i dont like your attitude Daemon

Aug 14 2007, 12:44 PM
i thought we were friends

Aug 14 2007, 01:31 PM
Daemon has friends? ;)

And Daemon, if I had a flamingo's chance in hell, michigan to ever cash in Pro I would move up. But even with this win in Adv I would have missed cash by a couple of strokes in pro. I'm too sane for that!

Aug 18 2007, 01:25 PM
Cut off the pole. there was just one up on ebay with out a pole, and he said he did that to try to putt lower. not a bad idea. I think there are a ton just sitting around in some random parks. They will also make you rap better.


Aug 22 2007, 01:43 AM
No one likes to miss, but I much prefer missing high rather than hitting the front of the basket.

I feel like at least it had a chance...

You could try a bit of a drop putt style for awhile...