bluedot, on 07 July 2017 - 03:57 PM, said:
I do think that there is sort of a knack to correctly using the Directed Force that forces me to be a little bit more "intentional" with my setup that I was with other putters. And that's not a bad thing...
The technology of the DF only works completely I think IF the putter is sitting squarely at the lie angle for which it was balanced. If the heel or toe is off the ground, the lie angle has changed and the balance isn't quite as accurate. This may only be by a tiny increment, but I've missed putts by tiny increments for 50 years now!
Speaking only for myself, there is a tendency to creep toward holding the putter a little more vertically when putting face on, which puts the heel of the putter slightly off the ground. I don't think that's a bad way to putt with the other putters, but I think it may negate some of the technology advantage of the DF. So I have to concentrate on making sure that my front foot (I have my right foot forward putting right handed) is approx. 6" off the line so that I can leave the putter soled and have my right arm swinging on one plane back and thru.
I have to clean that up from time to time, as with any part of golf; "setup creep" is a problem for EVERY club. But when you get it right with the DF putter, the feel on the forward stroke thru the ball and toward the hole is completely unique, and well worth the trouble.
Yes. Interesting. I think I discovered the same thing.
When I initially got my DF, I found it wasn't performing as well as my LFI putter. So it wasn't my "gamer".
Then I went out and played a par 3 with my daughter and I decided to take my DF putter for fun - and it seemed like I made everything.
And the difference was that I started lining up my DF from behind the ball while making sure it was soled totally flat (it felt like it could almost stand on its own).
Then I simply came up, got into my stance, an only picked the putter up off the ground when I was ready to make my stroke.
It was then that I finally felt that "the putter wanting to stay on line"" feeling.
I then used the DF in my league a few days later and continued to putt vey well with it.
This soling the putter flat made a huge difference, because like you, I usually play my SS putters just a little bit more vertical with the heel just slightly off the ground.
Needless to say, my DF is now officially in the bag!