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  • Downtown_Brown_41Downtown_Brown_41 AlabamaMembers Posts: 635 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 2, 2019 1:18am #92

    1) I see the putt like it’s being played in a video in my head. Confidence.
    2) My alignment gets off and the stroke tries to compensate
    3) 4.4

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  • mizunoMP14mizunoMP14 IndianaMembers Posts: 661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? The ball is always on line. Don’t have to think when making stroke
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? Putts inside 10ft , pulls and pushes
    3) What is your handicap? 3

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  • HI_Golfer808HI_Golfer808 Members Posts: 1

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? Confidence, putting feels almost automatic on a good day.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    Keeping the putter in line, pushes especially on shorter putts.
    3) What is your handicap? 3.4

  • AndrewkpkAndrewkpk ClubWRX Posts: 131 ✭✭✭

    The Questions
    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? No mechanical thoughts go through my mind. Just pick your line and I feel like everything will drop in the hole.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? Distance control on lag putts.
    3) What is your handicap? 9

  • Big BenBig Ben Members Posts: 9,214 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    1.) When im putting well the line is visible and I’m able to release the putter head easily.

    2.) When I’m off the biggest challenge is getting the ball to the hole.

    3.) 4 cap

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  • AndygoldersonAndygolderson Members Posts: 26 ✭✭

    The Questions
    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?
    The feel of a good put is soft, smooth and responsive, the sound is also pretty important indication of when you've made good contact.
    The other feeling of a good put is what most are referring to about how good you feel from it.
    You can hit a good put, but not sink the ball. You can make a bad put, but get it in the hole.
    You can clunk a heavy put out of the toe and it will go in, but it doesn't give a feeling of satisfaction, more from relief that you don't need to hit another one.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    The biggest challenge with poor putting is being able to recover or refresh confidence for the next one. You can always try to think positively, but you generally need to find the right rhythm or pace with the next one.
    It's always challenging reading the green, pace, slope and line, made even more difficult when you lack confidence from playing poorly.
    3) What is your handicap?
    putting is my handicap, haha - (23.6)

  • gleunggleung Members Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? Confidence - I don't second guess my line or alignment and just know that I'll easily 2-putt and anything 15 feet or shorter has a good chance of going in.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? Alignment. I second guess my alignment (I line up with a line on my ball) and make last minute adjustments.
    3) What is your handicap? 14

  • PixlPutterman PixlPutterman Look At My Lefty J33R(hey I can wish) Members Posts: 8,303 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 3, 2019 2:47pm #99

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? When I am putting well, I feel like my set up and seeing the line is clicking well. Speed my still be an issue but if I am starting the ball out where I intended to aim it, I am happy. I will generally settle into speed as the round progresses

    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? I dont feel like I can make a consistent stroke, it feels like I just got the putter and it does not fit me or something. I go from feeling like I can score with the putter to praying for no 3 putts during the round.

    3) What is your handicap? 5.5

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  • TeeThurTeeThur Meridian, IDMembers Posts: 2

    The Questions
    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?
    There is no better feeling than having what you feel like and deep-down know is your secret weapon vs the field/course. Knowing you have an advantage on any other person who steps on your green by simply having the confidence that any putt you roll, you're going to give the hole a scare, is a high that is euphoric but fades way too quickly. Harvey Penick said the game should be taught from the hole backwards and it makes 100% perfect sense when you view putting as an asset. All the sudden, those "knee-knocking" 5-footers are simply "back of the cup" mental thoughts and the rest takes care of itself. Having the free mind to not grind over putting and simply trust your putter allows the rest of your game to free itself up, ultimately providing you the ability to play your best and more importantly, enjoy the game as opposed to what happens when you putt poorly. You don't stress on a tee-shot knowing a missed fairway likely means an up-and-down one-putt par. Those mid-irons from the fairway approaches don't have the added pressure of "just get me to two-putt range". Basically, you're free to be free of those crippling swing thoughts and ultimately able to play your best game.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    The entire round feels like 18-holes of prepping for a test the night before the final, knowing you are going to fail. As you make the stroll from the cart to the green, it doesn't matter how close or far you hit your approach, you don't just feel like you're walking to your death, you are in fact walking right towards it. Rather than trying to hole every putt you look at, your mindset turns to a "don't three-putt" begging session. When you putt with a lack of confidence, it puts even more pressure on your approach shots and short game because you know deep down, if I don't hit one close, I can't score (and even if I do hit one close, I need to make sure I don't vomit on myself and take the dreaded 3-putt bogey). To be completely honest, golf simply isn't fun when you can't trust your game. It's too much of a mental game (especially for a guy who over analyzes every scenario) to feel like the most important portion of it (putting) is just one massive band-aid on a bullet hole. You may be able to piece it together and look presentable at times, but eventually, that line is going to give and when it does, all **** is going to break loose. And in this ****, it's full of 3-putts, wobbly strokes inside five-feet, and a 74 marred by 33 putts.
    3) What is your handicap?
    Putting :) In all seriousness, I'm a +2 when putting well and a 2.5-3 when there's no confidence. Every summer, I go through the "honeymoon" phase with a new putter(s) and find the secret sauce. Give it a weekend and the same old thoughts and bad habits reemerge and I'm on the prowl for the next fix. You go look in my garage and all its missing is the fancy lit up display rack and you could be convinced I'm trying to open my own proshop (no event credit taken here). I've always been faithful to SeeMore putters because I thought they were the closest thing to using a "training aid" on the course as legally possible. However, after chatting with a buddy and doing my fair share of research on the L.A.B. Golf Company, I simply cannot wait to give this thing a try.

    If selected to be one of the 10 to review this, I can assure you I will faithfully put this thing through the wringer. I'll review it as I grind out the weekend bestball, win a six-pack off buddies on a Friday twilight, and hole the big putt that's always left me when I truly needed it.
    Thanks!

  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam SoCalMembers Posts: 559 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 3, 2019 2:43pm #101

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?: Bare with me on this, but when I am putting well I really don't feel anything. I can walk up to a putt and mentally see the line I am going to hit it on traced out on the green and just roll the putt on that line. The exact opposite is true for putting poorly; I feel like I struggle to find a line (or get it started on a line) and I feel like I am fighting the putter and there is a need to "hit" the ball versus rolling the ball down the line.

    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?: When putting poorly my biggest challenge is getting the ball to start on the chosen line with my chosen speed. I get stiff over the putt and focus so hard on hitting square in the face that everything goes haywire. This lack of fluidity in my swing leads to off-center hits which creates a nasty feedback loop of chasing speed versus line.

    3) What is your handicap?: 3.7 per the latest revision.

  • TeeThurTeeThur Meridian, IDMembers Posts: 2
    edited Sep 3, 2019 5:42pm #102

    Deleting duplicate post ;)

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  • Ukgolf21Ukgolf21 KentuckyMembers Posts: 11 ✭✭

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?
    synchronization of putter head and shoulders is consistent and a thoughtless release of the putter head.

    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    A deceleration of the putter head on shorter putts resulting in a forced release. Leading to right misses.

    3) What is your handicap?
    +2.1

  • tlehmanntlehmann Members Posts: 76 ✭✭✭

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? Not thinking at all - the hole feels big and my stroke is flowing
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? Matching speed and line / stroke not feeling as flowing
    3) What is your handicap? 0
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  • Jimmy2ballsJimmy2balls Members Posts: 21 ✭✭
    1. Putting well: It’s aim and stroke. Everything goes wherever I’m aiming and distance is spot on.
    2. Putting poorly: I’m all over the place no consistency and I can’t figure out why.
    3. Hdc: 14
  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NCClubWRX Posts: 1,916 ClubWRX
    edited Sep 4, 2019 2:54pm #106
    1. When I'm putting well it feels like the hole has grown a little larger and I actually look forward to the next putt and the challenge of which way it might break and the speed that's required to make it break on that line.
    2. When I'm putting poorly the biggest challenge is getting the confidence back to know that I can actually putt well. The scars of missed putts are hard to erase, especially if they were putts that mattered.
    3. HCDP: 1.5
  • getair23getair23 Members Posts: 2,070 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? It feels like butter. It is simple, and both my hands are working together smoothly back and through the ball. I feel like everything inside 5 ft. is going in.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? Manipulating the putter face with my hands, both back and through the ball. My distance and strike get inconsistent throughout a round.
    3) What is your handicap? 6.3

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  • tyorke1tyorke1 Members Posts: 2,260 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? No thought , pick line hit it
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? speed
    3) What is your handicap? +1.4

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  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 2,084 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? I feel like the whole is three times the size and I am just flowing on the greens. Basically, see it, feel it, do it.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? Typically speed control. My only challenge is when there is tremendous variation between with and against the grain and it’s cloudy out making it difficult to discern the grain patterns.
    3) What is your handicap? 3.9

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  • ronstarsronstars #GetNaked Members Posts: 1,486 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    The Questions
    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?
    It feels freaking amazing haha! Decide on the line, set up, and put a nice smooth confident stroke on the ball every time
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    My biggest challenge is staying confident with my stroke and not allowing the putter head to sway of line in my back stroke
    3) What is your handicap? 6

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  • JrideJride Members Posts: 1

    The Questions
    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?
    Like I’m not even hitting a ball.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    Hitting the club on center point. Sometimes heel and toe shots.
    3) What is your handicap?
    15

  • glivscivglivsciv Members Posts: 1

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?

    Consistant on setup and I am relaxed over the ball, confident in my line choice, feel of speed and not over committed on any certain element.

    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?

    Getting the ball on my line. Sometimes missing putts inside 6ft, it's frustrating when i push or pull

    3) What is your handicap?
    15

  • TonysolinaTonysolina Members Posts: 1

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? When I am putting well, I see the lines and have perfect speeds on putts. The ball feels soft off the face and truly rolls on it's intended line and doesnt leave the ground.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? My biggest challenge is the face not being square at impact after I have made a consistent stroke, it feels like it turns when I know my hands were in the correct spot.
    3) What is your handicap? 2

  • ecarpenter12ecarpenter12 Validating - Unconfirmed, Members Posts: 1

    1)What does it feel like when I’m putting well?
    I have control of my speed, tempo is great, I see the lines, I hit the ball in the center of the club face.
    2) what is the biggest challenge when putting poorly?
    I see no lines, off center hits on the heel and toe causes loss of speed and accuracy.

    3.what is your handicap? 10.0

  • Jdogg121212Jdogg121212 Members Posts: 4
    edited Sep 6, 2019 4:47pm #115

    The Questions
    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?
    Sometimes it feels like I know what I am doing. 5 foot putts roll right in. Other times when I putt poorly there is a birdie or par on the line. I get nervous and miss big time.

    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?

    My confidence level goes away big time. I miss a 4 foot putt and get discouraged in putting.
    Or over thinking of where the ball might go.

    3) What is your handicap?
    Right now my handicap is a 9. I can shoot lights out at 74 other times 84.

    Thank you for this opportunity

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  • Zeno775Zeno775 Members Posts: 1
    1. What does it feel like when you’re putting well?
      The feeling is I am invincible. I pick a line, know my speed is spot on, and hit the stroke with confidence.

    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    It throws my whole round off. Right now I am averaging 34 putts a round and it’s infuriating when I’m hitting greens in reg and fairways and still shoot in the 80’s.
    3) What is your handicap? 6-8

  • TMBobTMBob Members Posts: 5,374 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    By far the number one item in all of golf that I am dying to get my hands on.....I would love to try a L.A.B. Force Direct Force Putter and review it. I open my hands at impact and push majority of my putts right from any distance, even 2 feet! I putt like a 40 handicap and it’s flat out embarrassing. I have felt there is hope with this Putter in my hands based on watching their testing and demonstrations online. No one local carries L.A.B. DF Putters. I even work for a huge internet site and we sure don’t carry them either. Not only am I interested in the concept of the head staying square, the grip and the fitting perk my interest too!

    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well? Truthfully, it’s been a very long time, but when compared to the way I putt now, I’ll say.....It’s not a struggle.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly? Simple, opening the blade at impact and maybe even at any point before impact.
    3) What is your handicap? Currently, a 12. Played most of my years as a 5-7 cap, but play limited now mainly because of my putting. Made me take up fishing!

    Thanks for offering this to the members. I look forward to this thread and the 10 members chosen to participate and their reviews.

    TMBob

  • SimpSimp Members Posts: 2,910 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    1. When I'm putting well I can see the line precisely and the putter feels as if it's an extension of my left arm (left hand low).
    2. When I'm putting bad I can't get the line right and it feels like my alignment is all over the place.
    3. 1 handicap
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  • shivas65shivas65 Members Posts: 9 ✭✭

    1) What does it feel like when your putting well?
    It feels like, ****, how can this be so easy!! I’ve made four 3 footers in a row!! I HAVE MASTERED PUTTING!!! Then on the back nine I have 24 putts and I’m on my way to Dick’s to see what’s new.

    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    Blaming the putter, duh. It’s not me, it’s the putter. Getting a little yippy today, aren’t you? Well, maybe a month in that hot trunk will teach you who’s boss here!
    Maybe this other “better looking” putter wants to spend the day in the sunshine while the rubber on your grip slowly melts away, huh? now who’s yippy??
    3) What’s your handicap?
    Despite the above issues, it’s currently a 2.2

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  • wattagewattage Members Posts: 219 ✭✭✭

    1: In sync w putter, no fighting the release or holding it off. Point and Shoot with great pace.
    2: Hitting the line. When struggling I have no idea where ball is going to start.
    3: 3.2

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    BW

  • Carsonc24Carsonc24 Members Posts: 2

    The Questions
    1) What does it feel like when you’re putting well?
    It feels great! What causes my good putting? For me, It starts with good acceleration and the ability to keep my body still. When I do both these things, I find it very easy to keep the face square and hit my envisioned line.
    2) What is the biggest challenge when you’re putting poorly?
    I’ve found that accelerating through the ball is almost always the cause of my putting slumps.
    3) What is your handicap?
    9

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