When I first started playing a pro Scott Stokely stopped by my local course of Turkey Creek in Iowa City and besides impressing me with his super powerful backhand and forehand, he gave me a word of advice on putting that went something like this: "Find a form that works and just practice it over and over and over... there is no perfect putting form, most people have thier own particular style... it's more a matter of practice..."
I remember this advice because my putting form does not follow many of the suggestions that pros give. I do not put my index finger on the rim of the disc, its tip is on the flight plate instead. I don't square my shoulders to the basket, they are at a 30 degree angle and my backswing ends at my left hip. I don't hold the disc level, it hangs from my hand at a 75 degree angle and hits the chains at an angle.
It seems to me that unlike driving form, which there are general fundamentals and definite principles that one must follow in order to get distance and accuracy, putting seems to be a matter of specific styles and tastes. So I was wondering what other people's distinct putting traits are, especially in regards to different grips and the placement of the index finger.
I'm particularly confused by a passage in Blakes putting article: "A good sign that your grip is stable and in a position to get a clean release with maximum control is if you can lift your thumb off the disc and still hold the disc and vary its angle." Can I see a pic of this grip because I have do not understand how to achieve that. For my drives, yes, but on putts, no way. If my thumb goes, the disc will fall out of my hand.