Disc Golf Putting: One Big Mistake to Avoid When Learning Your Putt

Welcome to disc golf for everyone! I’m
your host Jay and in today’s video we’re going to talk about one key aspect of
finding your putt. It’s something I did not realize at first and it cost me a
lot of good practice time. It sounds like a clickbait title doesn’t it? One key
trick to putt perfectly! Except it’s not a trick and it won’t help you putt
perfectly, but I believe it will help you find your putt, you’re putting form and
stroke and even the putter, more effectively with less wasted practice
time like I had. In my disc golf for everyone intro video, I said I’d like to
focus in on ROI, the return on investment, of your practice time. How can you get as
good as possible as fast as possible with what time you have to play and
practice disc golf? Applying that to putting, how should you go about
discovering your putter, your putting stance, your form, the stroke, how should
you discover all of that and minimize wasted time practicing? In other videos
will cover lots of details on putters and putting styles and what might work
for you and how do you even practice you don’t have a target? This video assumes
you already working on all of that and instead focus on that one mistake
hopefully you can avoid so back to the main question how can you maximize the
impact of your practice as you develop your putt your starting point
particularly if you’re a novice is probably not a good place to find your
putt why is that because as a novice you probably started out very close to your
target or whatever you’re using for a target as you figured out how you were
gonna put I started out putting with a soft grippy putter and I started out at
three meters just working on what I thought was a very good push putt I
tried to stay true to the push putt form I tried to learn it well and I got very
accurate at three meters and then four meters and then five meters after
several weeks of putting that way I discovered something pretty
the way I was putting simply could not generate enough force to work well at
eight meters and beyond and about that time I was really hungry to get better
at putting at those further distances I had invested a bunch of time and
effectively a dead end if you aren’t there yet you will be here’s the inside
I learned I don’t have time to learn multiple putts some frame clothes that
are terribly accurate and some for further out yes you have to practice in
variations the course is going to force you sometimes using an e or a hyzer line
when putting there’s going to be obstructions maybe you’re not a straddle
putter and you have to straddle sometimes due to a tree but the reality
is I needed one main putt that I could pour what practice time I had into that
putt and I needed that putt to work out into the further distances in circle two
that meant I didn’t need a putt that maximized my actually when I was right
near the basket learning to putt I needed a putt that I could figure out
that would work at a range of distances and then develop accuracy with that putt
perhaps this insight is obvious to everyone but as I’ve explained it was
not obvious to me so I hope it helps some of you I think it’s very natural
and intuitive to start and close and start putting and get accurate and move
further out but if you do that but you’re possibly gonna hit the very
problems I’m describing in this video I advise you to putt at a variety of rain
just say ten feet out to forty or fifty feet and find a way of putting that
generally works at all those distances in other words a putt that has the same
general stance and form and stroke all those pieces and parts come together
they look about the same they’re gonna get bigger as you get further out you’re
gonna generate more force with your legs etc but the same basic putt that works
all those distances then you start refining that putt and practicing it in
getting more accurate you will have another video where I talk about the
whole process of refining your putt or at least the things I have found that
were helpful now here’s a video I shot a few days ago I’m taking seven putts with
each pot one metre further out from three meters up to nine meters
I did this all in one take and shockingly actually had all seven types
but that’s not the point the point is that you should notice me putting looks
relatively similar at all those distances it just gets a bit bigger as I
get further out as I try to generate more force off the same basic pot next
up I’ll roll some video of me taking multiple putts at five meters and then
ten meters you can see the wind was really blowing that day my cutscene is
wobbly and we’ll it usually is but notice this somewhere in the shape of
the putts of those two very different distances again five meters and then the
second set at 10 meters now I still need much more accuracy at 10 meters but I
have no issue using my form getting the putter to the target of that distance next up film some putts from 6 meters
still that same windy day still a bit wobbly but the same pipe and now after
that we’ll see some more putts at 10 meters from a different day with no wind
just so you can see some variety and again identify that my putt looks maybe
a bit less wobbly but it’s the same basic cutting style last step I filmed a few putts at around
40 to 45 feet and yet another day and trying to show some variety to
demonstrate the fact that the putt is pretty consistent I have poor accuracy
at that bar but the form is about identical just more exaggerated all I
need is more practice not a different type for those further out circle to
punch so you need to find your own putt that maximizes your chance to develop
muscle memory that gives you a basis to develop accuracy across a wide range of
distances so yes as I said there will be small differences you’re gonna find that
you need to figure out how to use your legs more effectively to generate force
as you go further out you’re gonna have to get a little bigger in the stroke
probably but it should basically be the same putt boss all those distances so
that’s why I keep putting insight for today’s video
discover your putt your putter your form your stance your stroke your delivery
all of that figure it out across a wide range of distances and then go back and
work and develop the accuracy by refining that putt don’t simply assume
an accurate putt in close is gonna work out to those further distances in other
videos and putting I’ll go into the variables of putting different styles
that you might want to consider using in your own putt and insights I’ve
discovered to refine and evolve your putt to make it better and better and
hopefully more accurate at further distances the form that you have seen of
me putting in these videos is still evolving in fact just a couple weeks ago
I made a change to how I grip it where I changed slightly the angle of the disc
in my hand within my grip okay that’s all for today thanks for watching
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  • Thanks Jay! you are spot on with your evaluation. I have been doing that very thing of starting close to the basket, but then the disc running out of steam when I'm at about 15'. These are some good suggestions and I will employ them as I practice.

  • The fence in the back looks like it was built to keep the zombies out.

  • I noticed this exact same thing when I got my practice basket. As I moved farther out, my form went out the window as I tried to add more power. I changed my putting stroke to have predictable power, and now I'm refining it to work at all distances. Great video on something I hadn't thought about during all of those short distance practice sessions. Subscribed.

  • This is great advice for beginners – I did the same exact thing starting out 2 years ago. I practiced and developed from very short range and moved out from there, seemed logical. Like you, once i got out to around the edge of the circle my putting form simply couldn't get the disc 33ft to the basket without some floaty anhyzer. Dead end.

  • Great vid man!

  • You were not using your legs at all to be honest

  • I have compared this to warming up with 4 iron at 75% in ball golf. Everyone laughs and says use a wedge. Well, everyone can hit a wedge but on those days you are warming up on a range before a round and your not striking the ball well with a wedge you start loosing confidence and second guessing or worse making changes…

    If you start off with a 4 iron and things aren't going well you don't have to worry. Your still loosening up and you understand that probably not supposed to be good with a 4 iron so who cares. If you can hit a 4 iron use a 2 iron or your least favorable club.

    I think your video makes the most sense and I am going to start warming up at 45 or 50 feet… just under jump put range.

    Well done and don't I wish I caught that video a long time ago

  • Your style sucks and most real pros like myself would make Alot more putts and 90% of us putt flat not on a hyzer please don't try to teach anyone

  • Dude you suck

  • Remember to shake hands with the basket. I've seen that after my release, if I let my hand drop right after the I let go it usually is not as accurate. Nailing the same motion really is the key to good putting like said here.

  • You putt with gloves?!? 😳

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