bladehunter, on 27 December 2018 - 05:49 PM, said:
bargolf, on 27 December 2018 - 04:56 PM, said:
bladehunter - your last post describes our system pretty well. Match a defined motor pattern with a putter that is balanced to that pattern. You can change daily or stick with one definition. Random is hard to fix. All we think we have done is provide a timeline to make your decisions. No answers just trying to ask the right questions a the right time.
We think you have to know how you do it before you can do it without thinking about it.
It does make sense to my twisted brain.
I may have some reading or listening time tomorrow. I'm interested just for more infos sakes even though my putting has been stellar for a couple months.
For reference I once hit 14 greens in a club champ round and 3 putted 7 of them and made no birdies. And proximity was great. I was lagging 8 footers hoping not to 3 putt. It was a dark time. And the putter and stroke carousel had to be a large part of it. I treat it almost as s sacred subject now. Part voodoo and part spiritual enlightenment. Hope the incantation lasts. Lol.
I think a lot of great putters had a low point like this, bladehunter. Almost like hitting rock bottom, it opens your eyes to the fact that it's not a part of the game that can be simply ignored. When I first started hitting 10, 12, or 14 greens in a round I would routinely have over 36 putts. Sometimes as many as 41 or 42.
Good putting is something anyone can accomplish. Great putting is conjuring magic.
I can see how simply fudging around with a bunch of different stuff and trying to get comfortable works for some people, that was not my story at all. I had to find basic things that I could count on under pressure each and every putt. And, now I will go into my "studio" and check on myself if I am surprised by my performance. Just recently I was standing too far away from the ball and it had migrated to far up in my stance. If I'm decelerating I tend to hold the release off and push putts, but rather than realize that I need to shorten my stroke, slow the transition and release the face, I will start cheating it up into my stance to give myself a little more time and favor a pull. Exactly stuff like that is what got me into trouble in that eventually I have the ball in the front of my stance and I'm setup dead shut and simply trying to pull it down the line at the hole.
A lot of what I do these days is geared towards minimizing misses, and yes, I absolutely do have a two way miss and like it that way. It's amazing how many slightly missed putts will find the hole.
Anyways, I enjoyed the discourse with you guys and am real proud that I was able to turn some of you onto Bruce's magic. The thing I like the most about what I know of Bruce's system is that it aligns with so much of what I figured out through trial and error. That tells me there's some plain old truth involved. And universal truth works for everybody. I 100% believe it doesn't have to be as hard as we often times make it.