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#241 BigEx44

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:21 AM

View Postbluedot, on 13 September 2017 - 05:45 PM, said:

You guys will like this:

So today, I get paired up with three guys I didn't know; on the FIRST green on my FIRST putt, the ball isn't more than a few feet off my putter face before one of the guys (who, btw, turned out to be a MAJOR ****** all day!) said very loudly, "Is that even legal?"

I said it was; that you couldn't straddle or anchor, and he replied, "I thought they outlawed that with Mr. Snead!"  Now I'm just a little irritated, and I told him he needed to read some golf history and the Rules, to which he said that he had a good source for that sort of information.  I told him that his source was s**t if he didn't know that rule, and he said, "Aw, I'm just busting you a little, man."  I'd met him five minutes earlier...

He proceeded to shoot a million, and probably had 45 putts; I loved every one of them!

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

We should all post our keys to side saddle putting.  Just like regular putting there are going to be different feels and techniques that work for some and won't work for others.

For me I stand directly behind the ball and line up the putt with only my left (top) hand on the club.  Once I am set on the line i step into the set up holding just the top of the club with pretty much only my thumb.  Once I am comfortable that i got into my stance i am 100% committed to the line of the putt and try not to think about it anymore.  i try to keep the top hand very still and let the club only hinge between my thumb and the big knuckle of my index finger (the other fingers are not in contact).    From here I take a look at the hole and think about speed then look back at the ball and pull the trigger.  My lag putting has never been better because during the actual motion of the putt i am just thinking about the speed i want to hit the putt.  

One last thing that has been helping me is that i actually don/t focus my eyes on the ball during the putt.  Instead I focus through the ball as if i was focusing my eyes two feet past the ball under ground.  this allows me to keep my head still but still see the straight back and through path of the club without directly focusing on it.  Hope that makes sense.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:17 PM

View Postbrentflog, on 14 September 2017 - 10:27 AM, said:

We should all post our keys to side saddle putting.  Just like regular putting there are going to be different feels and techniques that work for some and won't work for others.

For me I stand directly behind the ball and line up the putt with only my left (top) hand on the club.  Once I am set on the line i step into the set up holding just the top of the club with pretty much only my thumb.  Once I am comfortable that i got into my stance i am 100% committed to the line of the putt and try not to think about it anymore.  i try to keep the top hand very still and let the club only hinge between my thumb and the big knuckle of my index finger (the other fingers are not in contact). From here I take a look at the hole and think about speed then look back at the ball and pull the trigger.  My lag putting has never been better because during the actual motion of the putt i am just thinking about the speed i want to hit the putt.  

One last thing that has been helping me is that i actually don/t focus my eyes on the ball during the putt.  Instead I focus through the ball as if i was focusing my eyes two feet past the ball under ground.  this allows me to keep my head still but still see the straight back and through path of the club without directly focusing on it.  Hope that makes sense.

Yep this is what I do when I'm just having trouble getting lined up.  Personally, the one thing I noticed when I do this though, is my top hand is actually too far back behind the ball, adding loft to the putter.  Thats why I started doing what I do.

I line my line up on my ball with where i read the putt.  Then I step in to address the ball (probably 80% of my weight on my front foot), but only hold the putter with my low hand (right hand) and let the putter more or less hang straight up and down, once I'm comfortable with it, I set the putter down (still only low hand on the putter) then I grab the top part with my top hand (left).  Then I grip it tighter with my top hand and then I'm pretty ready to go.  I do about the same thing you do in regards to where I look.  I'm not comfortable yet with looking straight at my target, so my last look at my target, then i trace the line back towards the ball and start taking the putter back when I'm almost back to the ball, this helps me be less ball focused and just stroke the putt.

It works for me!
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:24 PM

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Directed Force has a new face on putter coming out.  Here are a few pics of it from the PGA show. http://www.golfwrx.c...pga-show-day-2/
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:29 PM

Thanks for the shout out. The main difference between the std DFP 2.1 and the side saddle version is that the side saddle  has .5* forward shaft lean instead of 1.5* and starts at 500 grams and we also use a true temper ski pole shaft for weight and stiffness. Thanks again - Bill Presse IV

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 11:24 AM

View PostJ-Tizzle, on 14 September 2017 - 01:17 PM, said:

View Postbrentflog, on 14 September 2017 - 10:27 AM, said:

We should all post our keys to side saddle putting.  Just like regular putting there are going to be different feels and techniques that work for some and won't work for others.

For me I stand directly behind the ball and line up the putt with only my left (top) hand on the club.  Once I am set on the line i step into the set up holding just the top of the club with pretty much only my thumb.  Once I am comfortable that i got into my stance i am 100% committed to the line of the putt and try not to think about it anymore.  i try to keep the top hand very still and let the club only hinge between my thumb and the big knuckle of my index finger (the other fingers are not in contact). From here I take a look at the hole and think about speed then look back at the ball and pull the trigger.  My lag putting has never been better because during the actual motion of the putt i am just thinking about the speed i want to hit the putt.  

One last thing that has been helping me is that i actually don/t focus my eyes on the ball during the putt.  Instead I focus through the ball as if i was focusing my eyes two feet past the ball under ground.  this allows me to keep my head still but still see the straight back and through path of the club without directly focusing on it.  Hope that makes sense.

Yep this is what I do when I'm just having trouble getting lined up.  Personally, the one thing I noticed when I do this though, is my top hand is actually too far back behind the ball, adding loft to the putter.  Thats why I started doing what I do.

I line my line up on my ball with where i read the putt.  Then I step in to address the ball (probably 80% of my weight on my front foot), but only hold the putter with my low hand (right hand) and let the putter more or less hang straight up and down, once I'm comfortable with it, I set the putter down (still only low hand on the putter) then I grab the top part with my top hand (left).  Then I grip it tighter with my top hand and then I'm pretty ready to go.  I do about the same thing you do in regards to where I look.  I'm not comfortable yet with looking straight at my target, so my last look at my target, then i trace the line back towards the ball and start taking the putter back when I'm almost back to the ball, this helps me be less ball focused and just stroke the putt.

It works for me!

Really like the idea of tracing line back to the ball then immediately starting backstroke. Do you have any issues with inconsistent contact when holding the LFI almost vertical?

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:19 PM

View PostRipper212, on 25 September 2017 - 11:24 AM, said:

View PostJ-Tizzle, on 14 September 2017 - 01:17 PM, said:

View Postbrentflog, on 14 September 2017 - 10:27 AM, said:

We should all post our keys to side saddle putting.  Just like regular putting there are going to be different feels and techniques that work for some and won't work for others.

For me I stand directly behind the ball and line up the putt with only my left (top) hand on the club.  Once I am set on the line i step into the set up holding just the top of the club with pretty much only my thumb.  Once I am comfortable that i got into my stance i am 100% committed to the line of the putt and try not to think about it anymore.  i try to keep the top hand very still and let the club only hinge between my thumb and the big knuckle of my index finger (the other fingers are not in contact). From here I take a look at the hole and think about speed then look back at the ball and pull the trigger.  My lag putting has never been better because during the actual motion of the putt i am just thinking about the speed i want to hit the putt.  

One last thing that has been helping me is that i actually don/t focus my eyes on the ball during the putt.  Instead I focus through the ball as if i was focusing my eyes two feet past the ball under ground.  this allows me to keep my head still but still see the straight back and through path of the club without directly focusing on it.  Hope that makes sense.

Yep this is what I do when I'm just having trouble getting lined up.  Personally, the one thing I noticed when I do this though, is my top hand is actually too far back behind the ball, adding loft to the putter.  Thats why I started doing what I do.

I line my line up on my ball with where i read the putt.  Then I step in to address the ball (probably 80% of my weight on my front foot), but only hold the putter with my low hand (right hand) and let the putter more or less hang straight up and down, once I'm comfortable with it, I set the putter down (still only low hand on the putter) then I grab the top part with my top hand (left).  Then I grip it tighter with my top hand and then I'm pretty ready to go.  I do about the same thing you do in regards to where I look.  I'm not comfortable yet with looking straight at my target, so my last look at my target, then i trace the line back towards the ball and start taking the putter back when I'm almost back to the ball, this helps me be less ball focused and just stroke the putt.

It works for me!

Really like the idea of tracing line back to the ball then immediately starting backstroke. Do you have any issues with inconsistent contact when holding the LFI almost vertical?

Nope, not at all.

I just use it much better than holding it as straight up as possible, but its not necessary for sure.

Its my favorite of all the side saddles I've tried.
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Posted 25 September 2017 - 12:52 PM

just bought a Kombi long putter on ebay.  It has a 79 degree lie angle with a double bend shaft.  I am not sure why all of the side saddle putters are all center shafted.  I wouldn't think that would matter if you are soling the club on the ground like i do with my Juanputt..  I might re-position the shaft in the Kombi to have have a reverse offset.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 10:41 AM

Just ordered a Juanputt. Cannot wait go give side-saddle putting a go.
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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

I have had my best results using it at 80*.  I feel like it swings much more stable than it does at 90* (or close to it), and the setup is simpler.  Putter is a Bobby Grace LFI, 43.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

View PostPreppySlapCut, on 09 January 2018 - 07:24 PM, said:

I have had my best results using it at 80*.  I feel like it swings much more stable than it does at 90* (or close to it), and the setup is simpler.  Putter is a Bobby Grace LFI, 43".

Yep I agree, I think the "onboarding" time with side saddle is less the closer to 90* you can get the putter when addressing the ball.

Still firmly have the LFI in the bag, or rather one of my three LFI in the bag.  If you've tried to snipe one on eBay lately and have been unsuccessful, I'm sorry.  There is actually one of the protos available for sale right now on eBay and its the version of the putter I prefer the most, but $399 for the 4th version of the same putter might get me in the doghouse with the new wife...
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 03:56 PM

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View PostPreppySlapCut, on 09 January 2018 - 07:24 PM, said:

I have had my best results using it at 80*.  I feel like it swings much more stable than it does at 90* (or close to it), and the setup is simpler.  Putter is a Bobby Grace LFI, 43".

Yep I agree, I think the "onboarding" time with side saddle is less the closer to 90* you can get the putter when addressing the ball.

Still firmly have the LFI in the bag, or rather one of my three LFI in the bag.  If you've tried to snipe one on eBay lately and have been unsuccessful, I'm sorry.  There is actually one of the protos available for sale right now on eBay and its the version of the putter I prefer the most, but $399 for the 4th version of the same putter might get me in the doghouse with the new wife...


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:45 PM

View Posthardpan1, on 12 January 2018 - 03:56 PM, said:

View PostJ-Tizzle, on 11 January 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

View PostPreppySlapCut, on 09 January 2018 - 07:24 PM, said:

I have had my best results using it at 80*.  I feel like it swings much more stable than it does at 90* (or close to it), and the setup is simpler.  Putter is a Bobby Grace LFI, 43".

Yep I agree, I think the "onboarding" time with side saddle is less the closer to 90* you can get the putter when addressing the ball.

Still firmly have the LFI in the bag, or rather one of my three LFI in the bag.  If you've tried to snipe one on eBay lately and have been unsuccessful, I'm sorry.  There is actually one of the protos available for sale right now on eBay and its the version of the putter I prefer the most, but $399 for the 4th version of the same putter might get me in the doghouse with the new wife...

Got the DF last summer but I could not help myself and gave me a LFI for Christmas...it is Sweet!

I played with the DF all last summer and really enjoyed it.

I too though couldn’t resist adding the latest Bobby Grace creation to my collection: the F22 with a “Kick a**” shaft.  I’ll see how it plays this summer.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:38 PM

View PostBigEx44, on 12 January 2018 - 04:45 PM, said:

View Posthardpan1, on 12 January 2018 - 03:56 PM, said:

View PostJ-Tizzle, on 11 January 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

View PostPreppySlapCut, on 09 January 2018 - 07:24 PM, said:

I have had my best results using it at 80*.  I feel like it swings much more stable than it does at 90* (or close to it), and the setup is simpler.  Putter is a Bobby Grace LFI, 43".

Yep I agree, I think the "onboarding" time with side saddle is less the closer to 90* you can get the putter when addressing the ball.

Still firmly have the LFI in the bag, or rather one of my three LFI in the bag.  If you've tried to snipe one on eBay lately and have been unsuccessful, I'm sorry.  There is actually one of the protos available for sale right now on eBay and its the version of the putter I prefer the most, but $399 for the 4th version of the same putter might get me in the doghouse with the new wife...

Got the DF last summer but I could not help myself and gave me a LFI for Christmas...it is Sweet!

I played with the DF all last summer and really enjoyed it.

I too though couldn’t resist adding the latest Bobby Grace creation to my collection: the F22 with a “Kick a**” shaft.  I’ll see how it plays this summer.

Kind of wish I'd got the F22, 11,000moi or something crazy like that...mine does have the KA shaft.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:32 PM

Bumping this thread and thanks to all for posting. Played (and won) a shambles today. Our D player was face on and made everything. Let him putt cleanup.

I spent the better part of the day thinking that I have to try this. The line is so clear with both eyes.

Think I will go to PGASS tomorrow and see if anything is marked down. Have to try it.


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

View Post3eagles18, on 13 January 2018 - 09:32 PM, said:

Bumping this thread and thanks to all for posting. Played (and won) a shambles today. Our D player was face on and made everything. Let him putt cleanup.

I spent the better part of the day thinking that I have to try this. The line is so clear with both eyes.

Think I will go to PGASS tomorrow and see if anything is marked down. Have to try it.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

View Post3eagles18, on 13 January 2018 - 09:32 PM, said:

Bumping this thread and thanks to all for posting. Played (and won) a shambles today. Our D player was face on and made everything. Let him putt cleanup.

I spent the better part of the day thinking that I have to try this. The line is so clear with both eyes.

Think I will go to PGASS tomorrow and see if anything is marked down. Have to try it.

Give a good face on putter three looks at the line and speed so that he knows exactly where to start the putt, and it can get silly.

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