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post #19 of 77
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Several people have already done that btw. a1_smile.gif

Sorry. Did not know. Thanks.
post #20 of 77
When I walk up to the green I will approach my putt from the opposite side of the hole, it gives me an extra look as well from the side too.
post #21 of 77
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Originally Posted by Always an 80 View Post

Sorry. Did not know. Thanks.

 

I meant in this thread. See a few posts by some of the people. :)

post #22 of 77
My best putts have always been made with my weight on my back foot. Does this show a significant flaw in my technique and if so what might it be. Thanks.
post #23 of 77

If your making putts, then your making putts. Weight slightly back might help you hit up on the putt, which is preferred.

 

For me, I like being balanced, 50/50, with the ball slightly forward in my stance. I like a slight forward press. I use that to initiate my putting stroke, like Phil. 

post #24 of 77

How many classes do you need to attend ? At 250 an hour, I'm afraid I'd  have to  refinance  my house in order  to become a better putter. ;0)

post #25 of 77
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How many classes do you need to attend ? At 250 an hour, I'm afraid I'd  have to  refinance  my house in order  to become a better putter. ;0)

To each his own.  I wanted to be able to very accurately read greens.  I took one seminar (~ 3 hours) $200.  It was worth it to me.  

 

+1 on saevel25 - 50/50 weight distribution for me (a la Stan Utley) with feet as far apart as when I stand casually.  I like everything square to target too (shoulders, feet, hips, arms).  This is a real neutral position and it won't cause anything to interfere with the stroke.

post #26 of 77
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Originally Posted by ralphs007 View Post
 

How many classes do you need to attend ? At 250 an hour, I'm afraid I'd  have to  refinance  my house in order  to become a better putter. ;0)

 

It's not $250/hour.

 

And you'll be amazed at how much better you can read greens in three hours.

post #27 of 77

I'm sorry , I read the rates for a private lesson. Private Instruction

Mark Sweeney teaches out of the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club in Orlando and has limited availability for private instruction, his hourly rates are:

• $250/hour
• $150/hour for juniors

 

 I would love to attend a clinic. It looks like something I could afford.  I didn't see any coming to PA. I'd KILL to be able  to read greens better ! 

 Thanks

P.S

 I signed up at Aimpoint site, to be notified of clinics in my area. 

post #28 of 77
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Originally Posted by ralphs007 View Post

I'm sorry , I read the rates for a private lesson. Private Instruction


Mark Sweeney teaches out of the Waldorf Astoria Golf Club in Orlando and has limited availability for private instruction, his hourly rates are:


• $250/hour

• $150/hour for juniors

 I would love to attend a clinic. It looks like something I could afford.  I didn't see any coming to PA. I'd KILL to be able  to read greens better ! 
 Thanks

That's probably just Sweeney's rate as well. My first AimPoint lesson was private, closer to 3 hours, and $150.
post #29 of 77

That seams like a very fair price !

post #30 of 77
Aimpoint sounds great, but 3 hours? Really?? Is most if that time used to practice the technique? From what I've heard, the calculations are fairly straightforward...
post #31 of 77
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Aimpoint sounds great, but 3 hours? Really?? Is most if that time used to practice the technique? From what I've heard, the calculations are fairly straightforward...

It included on-course work, which was truly invaluable, plus plenty of practice.

I had already driven an hour to get there and it was a flat rate, so I wasn't going to say no to spending more time out on the course.
post #32 of 77
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Originally Posted by boil3rmak3r View Post

Aimpoint sounds great, but 3 hours? Really??

 

It's comprised of skills, and you need to know how to develop those skills. It's not just "calculations" (there are no "calculations" really - just estimating a few inputs).

post #33 of 77

Before going to a clinic, practice your putter alignment to target.  And practice starting your putts on their intended line.  Erik suggested this before my clinic and it helped a lot.  For the second part, I used a putting mat on a flat surface and did 3 to 5 footers at a specific spot.

post #34 of 77
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post




It's got some holes in it, and fails on slopes over a certain percentage, and green speeds over a certain amount as well. The Spider would predict maximum break always being at 90° and that isn't accurate.

Please explain....
post #35 of 77
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Originally Posted by parallax View Post

Please explain....

There are situations, accounted for by AimPoint, where a downhill putt at 60* will break more than a putt at 90*.
post #36 of 77
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

There are situations, accounted for by AimPoint, where a downhill putt at 60* will break more than a putt at 90*.

Under what conditions?
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