JHern wrote:If your putter isn't your favorite disc, get a new putter.
Frank Delicious wrote:Every groove is a unique snowflake of suck.
A buzzz and a beer wrote:Option A: after every putt keep your foot in the air... then go into the karate kid pose. It would show balance and be awesome at the same time.
A buzzz and a beer wrote:Option B : put the foot down purely so the haters on your card don't get mad you're beating them and call you on it.
JHern wrote:A buzzz and a beer wrote:Option A: after every putt keep your foot in the air... then go into the karate kid pose. It would show balance and be awesome at the same time.
That's exactly what I do after every putt. Then I glare at, hiss, spit, and kick in the direction of other players on my card.A buzzz and a beer wrote:Option B : put the foot down purely so the haters on your card don't get mad you're beating them and call you on it.
I have to say, this doesn't necessarily satisfy the spirit of the rule. I've had putts inside the circle where I feel over-balanced in the forward direction, but straightened my knees and spine to slow the forward fall, then stretching my off foot down briefly behind the mini, and then acting like I'm pushing off of the off foot to launch forward to retrieve my disc out of the basket. I see a lot of people do this, but I really try to avoid it and I think it is not in the spirit of the rule. Showing balance, at least to me in the strictest sense, means being able to bring all support points down behind the line perpendicular to the back of the mini and then stay behind the mini indefinitely. Perhaps a rule requiring 5 seconds before any supporting point comes down in front of the line would do the trick, and eliminate this trickery?
A buzzz and a beer wrote:Mark: I agree with the upper ranks knowing. I think it is even a fair assumption that they can clearly tell balance if the person doesn't even put their foot down. I also think that the int and rec divisions are for learning these small things. I do think that in these divisions people should politly describe the rule and what was wrong to the person before calling them out to the whole group. I know I even go over this stuff with casuals I see at league or just on the course.
Mark Ellis wrote:Even Pros will occasionally foot fault from difficult lies, including me. I want players to tell me when I do because on throws with full run ups I don't watch where my feet land, looking instead at the target or the line. If you don't know that you screwed up you can't fix it. The key to learning not to foot fault is to practice upshots/fairway drives from a mini.
Chuck Kennedy wrote:If you can't throw well without a run-up you're complicating things with a run-up. You should be practicing to throw as far as possible with control with no run-up. Only use a run-up when you must throw farther than your stand and deliver throw, even on the tee. So many players would develop more accuracy if they practiced this, especially when tackling wooded routes.
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