What to you, is the most Frustrating Aspect of Putting?

DHarryDHarry Members Posts: 200
Hi guys,



The title says it all. For me, it is the constant thought of should I stick with my current putter or should I move onto another one? Another one is constantly thinking if I have the correct grip, headweight and length. Getting fitted helps with these things but I do not find it to be an exact science.

I can essentially leave every other club in the bag as it is and not overthink it but my mind is constantly in overdrive about putting.



Harry
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  • BrianMcGBrianMcG Members Posts: 2,239 ✭✭
    The hole is too small.
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  • ChristopherMcDonaldChristopherMcDonald Members Posts: 2,396 ✭✭
    Getting too excited for the putt, or too nervous, and leaving it egregiously short.
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  • Sean289Sean289 Members Posts: 902 ✭✭
    When people refer to Anser style putters as Newport style putters.
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  • SwingManSwingMan SwingMan Members Posts: 6,800
    Getting nervous over a putt when no reason exists to do so...
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  • MaineMarinerMaineMariner Members Posts: 300 ✭✭
    I frequently become self concious about taking too long over my putts and rush my routine.
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    Imperfections in the greens.
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  • tokeybtokeyb Gonna get better ClubWRX Posts: 349 ClubWRX
    +1 with the OP on whether an equipment change would help. I have an Odyssey coming from the BST even though I had one of my best putting years ever. Maddening.
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  • HiSpeed48HiSpeed48 Members Posts: 2,101 ✭✭
    Variations in green speeds from one course to another.



    I have two different "home" courses and the green speeds are drastically different between them. Drives me crazy.
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  • vietnameehvietnameeh HIT BALL FAR NOT BALL STRAIGHT Members Posts: 1,866 ✭✭
    Putting is the most frustrating aspect of Putting
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  • 20six20six Members Posts: 560 ✭✭
    Four putting from five feet?
  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers Posts: 148 ✭✭
    Green reading, without a doubt. So frustrating to hit a putt exactly how you want and miss.
  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,176 ClubWRX
    Knowing that you can hit a putt perfectly and miss and yet hit a putt poorly and make it. Irrational at best.
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    Knowing that I’m moving my head and not having the discipline to keep it still.
  • rufus manglerrufus mangler Members Posts: 1,661 ✭✭
    That one day it's "there" and the next...
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  • 2Down2Down Members Posts: 140
    practice makes perfect, except for putting.



    or driving or approach shots or pretty much everything in golf.
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  • putts4bogeyputts4bogey Puppies and Butterflies Members Posts: 1,648
    Missing.
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  • ani5009ani5009 Members Posts: 295 ✭✭


    That one day it's "there" and the next...




    Definitely this. Sometimes it feels like the hole is 8" and you can pour them in from everywhere, other times it feels like the hole is the size of a thimble. My routine stays exactly the same, and yet some days they fall and other days they don't.



    Also, lipouts. I don't know why but I get irationally angry when I lip one out
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  • GSDriverGSDriver Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    Missing
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  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,348 ✭✭


    That one day it's "there" and the next...


    Same here. When I finally have everything figured out, it feels super weird two weeks later.
  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Members Posts: 257 ✭✭
    DHarry wrote:


    Hi guys,



    The title says it all. For me, it is the constant thought of should I stick with my current putter or should I move onto another one? Another one is constantly thinking if I have the correct grip, headweight and length. Getting fitted helps with these things but I do not find it to be an exact science.

    I can essentially leave every other club in the bag as it is and not overthink it but my mind is constantly in overdrive about putting.



    Harry




    When I tell myself I'm a good putter I tend to make more putts but the fact that i'm not makes that a hard mindset to get it... .all comes down to feel and matching speed with line right?!?! I have been told by every golf professional and tour professional I know "how do you miss putts with that stroke" If I only knew....
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  • sm_wattssm_watts Members Posts: 633 ✭✭
    HiSpeed48 wrote:


    Variations in green speeds from one course to another.



    I have two different "home" courses and the green speeds are drastically different between them. Drives me crazy.


    Or how the speed of the greens change throughout the season. I imagine most people that live in northern areas have experienced this:

    March/April- course opens and greens are like shag carpets while they try to get the grass healthy again;

    June- they aerate and plug them;

    July/August- it gets hot and windy, so they water them like crazy to keep them alive;

    Sept/Oct- they stop watering as much, the greens dry out and firm up, and they finally feel like good greens;

    Oct/Nov- it starts snowing so they cover the greens back up.
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  • dciccorittidciccoritti An inch an hour, 2 feet a day Members Posts: 1,509 ✭✭
    Dustin_J wrote:


    Green reading, without a doubt. So frustrating to hit a putt exactly how you want and miss.




    ^^^This. I have a difficult time with complex greens and I still don't know how to approach the read.
  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,250 ClubWRX
    Not getting a birdie putt to the hole.
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,173 ✭✭
    When the real greens stimp much differently than the practice green. Usually, you expect the practice green to maybe be a hair faster, but I've had times where the course greens were like rolling on a shag carpet compared to the practice area. I'm just not skilled enough to adjust quickly to the pace difference and generally it's a bad putting day for me when that happens.
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  • dalton044dalton044 St. LouisMembers Posts: 938 ✭✭
    edited Nov 29, 2018 #26
    Hitting the perfect putt through a mine field of un-repaired ball marks. Really though it’s frustrating to read the put correct but pull or push (my case pull) it wide by a half inch
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  • DHarryDHarry Members Posts: 200
    Sean289 wrote:
    When people refer to Anser style putters as Newport style putters.




    LOL! Not exactly what I was referring to but this one kind of frustrates me as well.
  • mikpgamikpga www.mikedeitersgolf.com Members Posts: 7,347 ✭✭
    Whenever the three putt rears it's ugly face...
  • VNutzVNutz Members Posts: 6,046 ✭✭
    That you need to have the correct read, direction and pace on a putt to accomplish what you're trying to do, and can get just one of those factors wrong and miss a putt, yet get a couple factors wrong and seemingly make putts just as often.
  • jslane57jslane57 Members Posts: 3,929 ✭✭
    That what works for long putts doesn't necessarily work for short putts and vice-versa. So, putt all putts the same? Have a cut off where you change theories? What's a long putt and what's a short putt? LOL. But really, poor greens is the most frustrating thing. I simply don't golf during aerification season anymore...
  • Rob McHughRob McHugh Rob ClubWRX Posts: 971 ClubWRX
    Leaving any putt short dead centre. I don’t leave many short because it is something I have focused on over the years, but I hate it when I do - just a wasted stroke.



    Rob
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