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Old 07-18-2016, 05:06 PM   #526
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Third day I've done it...it's getting easier.

One question about lag putts - I've posted this in the Misc. thread, as well - I seem to hit my lag putts better if I slightly "slap" the ball instead of stroking through it, pendulum style. Anything wrong with that?
I don't believe there is anything wrong with that. I do the same for the 45 feet and more lag putts. Seems to work better for me than the smooth stroke. What ever gets the ball in the hole in the least amount of strokes for you is the right method.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:54 PM   #527
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Spent an hour on Thursday putting.

3 Footers - good to go.
20 Foot lag - good to go.
30 Foot lag - 2nd attempt.
45 Feet - Around 80%. Due to time I just putted 25 balls, even if they missed to work on the speed.

I did do a pull back putting session. Lag putt from (20, 30 and 45) feet. Every miss, move back a putter length (3 feet). Keep going until you sink it. Did 6 balls from each distance. Add up strokes. Was able to 2 putt all 18 balls. Great confidence boost.

Played Saturday - did 5 lag from 20, 30 and 45 again. 20 Feet was solid, 4 out of 5 for 30 and 3 out of 5 for 45 feet.

A month ago I shot 111 on this course. Saturday I carded a 92 with 3 three putts. My chipping is horrendous. That's something I need to work on. I did drill a 23 footer on the second hole for bogey and that set the confidence tone for the rest of the day. The three putts were from 55, 75 and 81 feet by the way. Anything inside 7 feet was gold. Made most inside 10 feet. This routine continues to amaze me when I put the effort in.
Well....lesson with a Pro is booked for Wednesday. Time to work on chipping and pitching. Sub 90 goal is in the works.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:31 PM   #528
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Wow. I can now chip and pitch with confidence. Even mis-hits are better than what I've been getting results wise.

Looking forward to playing next weekend.

Before the lesson I went to putt a little.

5 Footers are solid.

Did 20, 30 and 45 feet lag putts again.
20 Feet is still perfect.
30 Feet I got 75% (9 out of 12) inside 2 feet.
45 Feet is still crazy difficult. It's something I'll be spending more time on.

My goal is to beat my personal best of 87. I feel that with my new chipping and pitching method, I can do it. Especially now that my putting has improved and my driver lands in the fairway all the time.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:47 PM   #529
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Wow. I can now chip and pitch with confidence. Even mis-hits are better than what I've been getting results wise.

Looking forward to playing next weekend.

Before the lesson I went to putt a little.

5 Footers are solid.

Did 20, 30 and 45 feet lag putts again.
20 Feet is still perfect.
30 Feet I got 75% (9 out of 12) inside 2 feet.
45 Feet is still crazy difficult. It's something I'll be spending more time on.

My goal is to beat my personal best of 87. I feel that with my new chipping and pitching method, I can do it. Especially now that my putting has improved and my driver lands in the fairway all the time.
will be visiting edm sept 15 and 16. have recip memberships at petrol and derrick. let me know if you want to join us for a round.
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Old 07-25-2016, 01:04 PM   #530
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will be visiting edm sept 15 and 16. have recip memberships at petrol and derrick. let me know if you want to join us for a round.
That's a very generous offer, thanks. I have to pass on it though. My babies expectant due date is September 16. I think my golfing days will be done for the year by then
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:49 AM   #531
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So pleased to see that this is an active feed. I was meant to work through this routine last winter but didn't quite commit to it as went through a slump in my interest with the game. Partly due to the course I was member of and partly due to life commitments. Moved house in May and gave up golf club membership. Took 2 months off golf and only played every 2 weeks. Posted some high 90 scores playing some local courses near to my new home. Wasn't impressed with my performance so play a few rounds at good standard course nearest my home which I thought was hard to get onto with regards to membership, I was wrong and ended up joining there at the beginning of August 2016. Since then I've played a lot and practised a fair bit at the new course which has excellent practise facilities. Started lessons a few weeks ago also. Then I remembered about this routine last week and went over to the course yesterday and started plan A. Results were

25 3 foot putts = 25 minutes
20 putts to 20 feet in 3 foot circle = 15 minutes
20 putts to 30 feet in 3 foot circle = 19 minutes incomplete

Then hit 25 balls on the range and went and played 9 holes with 2 others. Ended up with 18 points off of a 21 handicap and that was with 2 blob holes where I had lost the ball and score ing would of been hard to do. So was pleased with the result as I missed a few easy also. Greens at the course are being treated so let myself off missing these easy putts.

Going back over tomorrow to continue where I left off as I have re read the thread again and noticed that others are running through the program over the course of 2 weeks instead of starting back at 25 out of 25 putts at 3 feet.

Hope everyone is seeing progress with this routine and it'd be great to see the dagolfdoc make an appearance on here again ha ha. I'll be reading posts by others on here as it only strengthens my belief in this routine. More results to follow and apologies for over long post
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:54 AM   #532
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will be visiting edm sept 15 and 16. have recip memberships at petrol and derrick. let me know if you want to join us for a round.
Hi mendicant loafer, are you still using this routine? If so how's your game going?
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:56 AM   #533
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That's a very generous offer, thanks. I have to pass on it though. My babies expectant due date is September 16. I think my golfing days will be done for the year by then
Hi Carcharodon 1977, have you had a chance to get out and practice or play in light of your expectant arrival?
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:22 PM   #534
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Back over the course today to carry on with the 30foot lag putts. Couldn't get 20 in a row to stop within a 3 foot circle, best I could manage was 15. Changed my position on the green twice just couldn't quite crack it. Guess I've found my weakness

Stopped after 1 hour 8 minutes done some chipping then went out and played 18 holes with a 3 handicap golfer who had 37 years playing experience at a very high level. He gave me a few pointers about playing in the wind and playing the course in general. Took some good advice from him but didn't play very good at all. 25 points with 6 blobs.

Lesson this Sunday with pro and out to practise and play next Wednesday
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:23 AM   #535
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Re: The Ultimate Practice Routine

Jams,

This is what I did to help get through the lag putting when I 1st started this routine. If I was outside of 3 feet. Since the goal is to 2 putt, I could count the putt and not have to start over if I made it on a second shot . This helps break up the monotony of doing the same putt over and over and it helped me move through the routine faster. I also found it really helped me practice my 5 foot putts.
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:07 AM   #536
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Jams,

This is what I did to help get through the lag putting when I 1st started this routine. If I was outside of 3 feet. Since the goal is to 2 putt, I could count the putt and not have to start over if I made it on a second shot . This helps break up the monotony of doing the same putt over and over and it helped me move through the routine faster. I also found it really helped me practice my 5 foot putts.

Thanks Powder_8 I'll give this a try. I have a really bad tendency to leave putts shirt on all different length putts. It's something I'm trying to cure as well as get through the routine, so maybe that's anouther reason my lag putts are so bad. Got a few drills to help me with this so hopefully I'll start making it passed the hole more often and improve on my lag putting.

Quick question for you, did you see an improvement in your scores after using this routine Powder?

Cheers Jams
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Old 10-01-2016, 12:27 PM   #537
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I absolutely improved.

I started using this routine about 2 years ago. At the time I was just stating to break 90 on a regular basis. Now I break 80 regularly. 90 is now a terrible score for me. I shot a 71 and a handful of 75s this summer.

I use this routine to practice my putting and chipping. I don't do the irons and long game. I used to do it regularly (at least once a week). Now I use it as a tune up when Im playing poorly. Of all the things I have found online. This routine was the most helpful.
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Old 10-01-2016, 02:38 PM   #538
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I absolutely improved.

I started using this routine about 2 years ago. At the time I was just stating to break 90 on a regular basis. Now I break 80 regularly. 90 is now a terrible score for me. I shot a 71 and a handful of 75s this summer.

I use this routine to practice my putting and chipping. I don't do the irons and long game. I used to do it regularly (at least once a week). Now I use it as a tune up when Im playing poorly. Of all the things I have found online. This routine was the most helpful.
That's so good to hear Powder, gives me the impetus I need to stick with the program and carry on with this routine. I mean if your break 80's regular mad have shot low 70's your in place I want to be. Great scores by the way and thanks for the tips and for the messages regarding my lag putting cheers
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:49 PM   #539
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Had a lesson on Sunday with golf pro, full swing lesson mainly but we did take a good look at my lag putting and he gave me a good drill will help me with getting passed the hole. I had a go at the 20 putts in a row from 30 feet and although I didn't complete the section I did get to 14 in a row and I was a lot closer to the hole than before. Also had a new Super stroke grip fitted to my putter and I think this has a lot to do with my improvement. Bit pushed for time so had to stop after 28 minutes. Back over the course Sunday, going to dedicate 1-1/2 to 2 hours to the UPR and hopefully move on from the putting section
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:44 PM   #540
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Whoa....I have been struggling big time with this routine, but I believe in it. After about three weeks, I spent may hours in weeks 1 and 3 and no hours in week 2 working tough the routine. I have seen great improvement in my putting.

That said, the goals are waaaay too hard. I am an 18 handicap, but I was on the shelf with an injury for about 9 months and have only recently returned to playing. My few rounds since I have returned to playing are more like a 25-27 handicap.

3 feet: I am now up to making 10 in a row with relative ease. The most I have ever made is 22. I have spent 2+ hours on the 3 ft putts at least 4-5 times. I switched to making 3 sets of 15. Doable, but extremely difficult and time consuming. Finally, I moved to 3 sets of 10. I can do that in about 45 minutes most of the time.

After watching me struggle for 8 hours one day on this routine two of the pros at my club asked what I was doing. I told them about the routine. They both said 25 in a row was unreasonably hard. They both said they did not think they could make 25 in a row.

20 feet: Oddly, I found this easier than the 3 feet putts. Of course, I tried this after working hours on the 3' putts; so the two might be related. In any event, I have very little trouble getting 20 in a row with 1 or 2 attempts.

30 feet: At first, I thought this would be impossible. My first efforts were horribly discouraging. Now, I can pretty quickly get 10 in a row. 19 is my highest.

45 feet: I have only recently tried this distance. But, I am not finding it too difficult to get 10 in a row. My highest so far is 12.

Chipping from 20 feet: Very challenging so far. But I am working a lot on technique, and my accuracy is improving. I can do about 70% (14-20), but I have only been able to do 10 in a row a couple of times.

20-30 yards: I have only tried this twice. The first time was a disaster. So I get a quick little lesson from the pro which was very helpful. But I still have a long way to go. The biggest question I have about this distance is the routine indicates that we are to land our shot on the green and stop it there. From this distance, however, I am still hitting more of a bump and run chip than a pitch. So I am purposefully pitching short of the green to let the ball run and stop on the green. Is this still a a useful approach?

I have not made it past the 20-30 yards distance because to get that far in the routine takes me typically at least 3 hours, and I only have so much time in the day....lol Not to mention how much strain my backs and legs start to feel by then.

The really good news is ..... I have played three rounds since starting the routine and have never 3 putt more than 3 times in any one round. Definite improvement there.
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Old 10-19-2016, 03:35 PM   #541
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Whoa....I have been struggling big time with this routine, but I believe in it. After about three weeks, I spent may hours in weeks 1 and 3 and no hours in week 2 working tough the routine. I have seen great improvement in my putting.

That said, the goals are waaaay too hard. I am an 18 handicap, but I was on the shelf with an injury for about 9 months and have only recently returned to playing. My few rounds since I have returned to playing are more like a 25-27 handicap.

3 feet: I am now up to making 10 in a row with relative ease. The most I have ever made is 22. I have spent 2+ hours on the 3 ft putts at least 4-5 times. I switched to making 3 sets of 15. Doable, but extremely difficult and time consuming. Finally, I moved to 3 sets of 10. I can do that in about 45 minutes most of the time.

After watching me struggle for 8 hours one day on this routine two of the pros at my club asked what I was doing. I told them about the routine. They both said 25 in a row was unreasonably hard. They both said they did not think they could make 25 in a row.

20 feet: Oddly, I found this easier than the 3 feet putts. Of course, I tried this after working hours on the 3' putts; so the two might be related. In any event, I have very little trouble getting 20 in a row with 1 or 2 attempts.

30 feet: At first, I thought this would be impossible. My first efforts were horribly discouraging. Now, I can pretty quickly get 10 in a row. 19 is my highest.

45 feet: I have only recently tried this distance. But, I am not finding it too difficult to get 10 in a row. My highest so far is 12.

Chipping from 20 feet: Very challenging so far. But I am working a lot on technique, and my accuracy is improving. I can do about 70% (14-20), but I have only been able to do 10 in a row a couple of times.

20-30 yards: I have only tried this twice. The first time was a disaster. So I get a quick little lesson from the pro which was very helpful. But I still have a long way to go. The biggest question I have about this distance is the routine indicates that we are to land our shot on the green and stop it there. From this distance, however, I am still hitting more of a bump and run chip than a pitch. So I am purposefully pitching short of the green to let the ball run and stop on the green. Is this still a a useful approach?

I have not made it past the 20-30 yards distance because to get that far in the routine takes me typically at least 3 hours, and I only have so much time in the day....lol Not to mention how much strain my backs and legs start to feel by then.

The really good news is ..... I have played three rounds since starting the routine and have never 3 putt more than 3 times in any one round. Definite improvement there.
We'll done C put, glad you are seeing an improvement in your game. I've had to side line this routine because of full swing issues I need to address. Going to start back up soon though as my putting still needs loads of work. As for the stopping on the green question I would assume there is nothing wrong in what you are doing as the end result is that the ball stops on the green. I know the routine asks that you land and stop the ball on the green but unless you know how to spin the ball back quite well this might be too much of an ask.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:47 AM   #542
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20-30 yards: I have only tried this twice. The first time was a disaster. So I get a quick little lesson from the pro which was very helpful. But I still have a long way to go. The biggest question I have about this distance is the routine indicates that we are to land our shot on the green and stop it there. From this distance, however, I am still hitting more of a bump and run chip than a pitch. So I am purposefully pitching short of the green to let the ball run and stop on the green. Is this still a a useful approach?
It is definitely still a useful approach, and that is something I changed that helped my game a lot. There are many instances where you SHOULD be using bump and run instead of land/stop (particularly tiered greens, very hard fairways etc).

The problem though is that on more tricky courses you will often have a bunker in the way, or the green will be on a big mound, or there is rough, or water, or something stopping you from bump and running.

If you only play on one course, and that isn't a factor though... then keep bump and running!
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Old 08-11-2017, 04:28 PM   #543
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Hi Carcharodon 1977, have you had a chance to get out and practice or play in light of your expectant arrival?
I did not. Haven't been on here in forever. Haven't worked on this too much since the baby came. Maybe in the winter at home I can work on my SkLZ putting green. 3-5-7 feet. Need to find a good putting grip/stroke. I keep tinkering.

I did manage to shoot 89 on Saturday. 36 putts. One was a 3 putt. I also had a 2 putt G.I.R bogey (Yip, going for the birdie I smoked the ball off the green, lol).
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Old 08-12-2017, 01:26 AM   #544
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i stayed with the routine three months which means i dedicated several hours at least five days a week to improving my short game. my cap dropped seven strokes last year.

this year i got into a funk with my full swing, lots of toe-shanking, and failing to shift my weight. solved that with a couple lessons and lots more work hitting wedges 35 - 70 yards. the short game remains solid. followed a pro around during a tournament (jhared hack) and copied his putting routine. big improvement.

couple of tips; hold your finish when you putt. helps ensure you accelerate your putter down the line.

i start each practice session hitting 30-35 pitches to various distances.
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