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


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#1 DHarry

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:37 PM

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.

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:38 PM

The hole is too small.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:40 PM

Getting too excited for the putt, or too nervous, and leaving it egregiously short.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 07:48 PM

When people refer to Anser style putters as Newport style putters.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 08:43 PM

Getting nervous over a putt when no reason exists to do so...

"My swing is so bad, I look like a caveman killing his lunch" - Lee Trevino

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:13 PM

I frequently become self concious about taking too long over my putts and rush my routine.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:15 PM

Imperfections in the greens.
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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:19 PM

+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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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:26 PM

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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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:31 PM

Putting is the most frustrating aspect of Putting

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 09:44 PM

Four putting from five feet?

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Posted 28 November 2018 - 11:35 PM

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

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:10 AM

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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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:19 AM

Knowing that Im moving my head and not having the discipline to keep it still.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:16 AM

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

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:29 AM

practice makes perfect, except for putting.

or driving or approach shots or pretty much everything in golf.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:52 AM

Missing.
What is and What Should Never Be

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:33 AM

View Postrufus mangler, on 29 November 2018 - 06:16 AM, said:

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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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:34 AM

Missing
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 10:42 AM

View Postrufus mangler, on 29 November 2018 - 06:16 AM, said:

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.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 12:44 PM

View PostDHarry, on 28 November 2018 - 07:37 PM, said:

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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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:36 PM

View PostHiSpeed48, on 28 November 2018 - 09:26 PM, said:

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:
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:50 PM

View PostDustin_J, on 28 November 2018 - 11:35 PM, said:

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.
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:13 PM

Not getting a birdie putt to the hole.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:16 PM

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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Posted 29 November 2018 - 02:43 PM

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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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:17 PM

View PostSean289, on 28 November 2018 - 07:48 PM, said:

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.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:19 PM

Whenever the three putt rears it's ugly face...

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:04 PM

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.

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:12 PM

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...


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