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  1. I am sure Dustin Johnson has talked about his practice more than once. I'm so sorry I was not aware you know everything and could never be wrong. Typical golf forum trash talk from the clueless.
  2. Dustin Johnson states he spends 1/3 of his practice time on putting. When watching him play it shows. I see people on the practice green and they leave in 10 minutes. Then they will pound the driver for hours. My putting grip is just a regular overlapping grip with thumbs down the face of the grip. For 2017 I averaged 1.7 putts per round. I hope to do better this year.
  3. I cannot see anything wrong with putting your right finger down the shaft IF you realize you are putting your wrist back into the stroke. (I do not do this) I think putting is very individual and don't feel there is too many right or wrong things you can do if you are sinking putts. If someone is putting way better than you are you going to tell them are doing it all wrong?
  4. A sand wedge has to have about 12 degrees of bounce to work. A 56-12 is a sand wedge. The tour players using higher lofted wedges all have a lot of bounce. The Callaway 60 degree wedge I sometimes use has enough bounce to get out of sand traps which is what the pros are doing. My other 60 degree is 3 degrees of bounce for hard fairways but you will not get a good sand shot with it.
  5. Wow, there is an internet? Who would have thunk? And the information is as good as the word of God. LOL Second hand knowledge from an article or some old youtube video and everyone is an expert regardless of subject or age. I saw Jack play in Las Vegas in 1969 in person. When did YOU see him play IN PERSON? Oh, I forgot you are an internet expert so no need to actually see something live. 😎
  6. I bought a couple dozen of these which was a big mistake. They are hard and don't go farther than my regular Callaway Chrome soft.
  7. How many here have seen Jack in this prime? Most are too young so where do you get all this information?
  8. I just did the same thing, replaced some G25s with AP2 716 irons and love them. (Very good condition for 329) I hit them a bit longer than the pings and the cost difference was minimal since all this was done online. I was looking for some Spider weights and found Amazon to be cheaper and faster than eBay. Good luck with the grips and nice deal!
  9. It is sticky enough to stay when putting the head cover on and off but can easily peeled off. I checked once and it left no mark and that's on a raw head.
  10. Here it is. Of course you can go in any direction.
  11. I have done this before using pin striping from an automotive store. Actually have seen that done on a spider. I've done it on one dark headed putter I have. I'll see if I can post a pic.
  12. Well I have played on those greens, have you? You sure assume a lot and there is a saying for that which isn't complimentary. After 58 years of golf I've seem most of what can happen. If you really read my post there is nothing there that says you are wrong. I just don't think you are right. IMHO I feel how a golfer is putting is an individual decision and the PGA players proves that. They all have their own unique ways. The point I was trying to make is that there are lots of great putters using their own unique styles. I don't believe one way on putting is correct. I also think electronic devices to improve golf are way over rated. If someone is putting super are you going to tell them they are doing it all wrong? LOL As a professional golf instructor I find it amazing you never practice putting. Maybe that can help you average. I think there was not need for Tiger's putting stats since the ones I posted were plenty and the top putters in the last decade. I also find it odd a professional golfer wants to challenge am amature golfer probably twice your age to a putting match. Seems rather desperate.
  13. Sure, whatever you say. I see you are the big kahuna here so you cannot be wrong. BTW, I average 1.7 putts per round and you? Here are some of the best putters of all time. Players like Aoki Isao did NONE of the the things you mentioned and was the #1 putter on the Senior Tour for years. Are you going to tell him he did it all wrong? George Lowe Jr : Stroke analysis: Low felt that the best way to get a true roll was to swing the putter from inside-out. To do this, he set the ball on the heel of his putter at address and placed his weight on his left heel, forcing his stroke to pivot around his left leg, thumb and shoulder. Loren Roberts or the Boss of Moss: Stroke analysis: If you catch a Champions Tour event where Roberts is playing with Dave Stockton, you'll be struck by the similarities in their strokes, and how they move with the same slow tempo on the greens. Roberts has a great visual if you're struggling with your putting: Your puttershaft is a pencil, and all you're trying to do is draw a line on the green to your target. Dave Stockton Jr: Stroke analysis: Stockton brought the club back close to his body on his backstroke, then lead with the handle through the ball and kept his left elbow close to his side so he wouldn't miss right. Bobby Jones: Stroke analysis: The interesting thing is that Jones didn't follow a strict routine or style ever time. Since every putt offered a different challenge, Jones did what felt good for each particular situation. He putted very similarly to the way Ben Crenshaw putts. They both make the same miniature full-swing stroke open the door, close the door. Billy Casper: Stroke analysis: Casper used his left wrist as a hinge. He swung his putter straight back and then just rapped the ball. He pinned his upper arms to his body to eliminate any extra movement. Brad Faxton: Stroke analysis: Faxon sets up with his right side ultra low and with his head angled to the right. It's not what you would teach, but it's perfect for him. He's very natural and target-oriented. When he putts it looks like he's shooting free throws. Bobby Locke: Stroke analysis: Locke putted like he swung his irons and woods, from in-to-out (he played a significant draw off the tee and from the fairway). He paired his inside-out stroke with a shut putterface to place hook spin on the ball. His stroke fit the greens he grew up on in South Africa, which were very grainy. Ben Crenshaw: Stroke analysis: I've been fortunate to watch Crenshaw putt many times in person, during both practice and play. Yes, he's smooth, but what's really interesting is that he putts like he's attempting a miniature chip shot. If you fret over your mechanics, you might want to look at your stroke like Crenshaw does instead of trying to follow a robotic sequence of moves. Jack Nicholas: Stroke analysis: Nicklaus never looked very comfortable when he putted, with his stocky frame bunched up in his familiar crouch. But he had a very repeatable stroke. He kept his head very still, and locked his left arm and shoulder in place, then simply pushed the ball to the hole with his right palm and forearm. Tiger Woods: Stroke analysis: Woods isn't as technical as some other players, but you wouldn't know it by his putting. His setup is fundamentally perfect with everything square, especially his forearms and the puttershaft it looks like they're the same line. I'm sure he practices this a lot. When your setup is this good, you're going to make a lot of putts. And when you combine it with an equally sound stroke (he moves through the ball like it's invisible), you make a lot of history.
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