so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

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so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby Booter » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:20 pm

dont do this haha


seriously,in this wind...just lay up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6vjQ6H37nA&feature=youtube_gdata_player


this video was filmed by my buddy worm while he was at The GBO this yr. its since blown up on fb all over and hes finally put it up on youtube. enjoy and share!
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby BLURR » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:30 pm

I laugh every time I watch that video.

Reminds of a tourney here in Iowa. Tortoise shell greens + 30 to 40 mph winds = 100+ ft roll/fly aways.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby phisherman77 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:33 pm

I think the guy putting in that vid is a KC local, Jay Cram.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby JHern » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:50 pm

Yeah, not a very wise decision to go for it in this case, just a hair of nose up is all it takes to turn into a total disaster. I remember playing in wind like this once, where even if the putter did fall in the basket, the wind would lift it back out and it would still end up 100' away.

Best option in this scenario is definitely to lay up...and probably not using a putter (too much lift/float to be safe), I would find a Teebird, Buzzz, or similar, flip it over, toss it low to the ground, and slide it up to the pin.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby jubuttib » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:44 pm

Still not as bad as Meri-Toppila. =)

I'd switch to upside down putting with the most overstable disc in my bag way before the wind got that bad...
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:04 pm

Throw your putts completely flat, lower than normal into the wind and higher with the wind. Done....
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby veganray » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:48 pm

…if & only if the plane of the wind is parallel to the plane of the playing surface for the entire flight of the disc (and that each is a uniform plane). Otherwise, as is the case with some frequency, a different strategy could be optimum.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby Ironhide » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:52 pm

Turbo putt! :P jk
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby JHern » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:15 pm

Jesse B 707 wrote:Throw your putts completely flat, lower than normal into the wind and higher with the wind. Done....


...and then the disc hits the chains, lifts the nose up by 0.000001 degrees, and the wind blows it 100' away, downwind. Forget it, this is a no-brainer lay up situation.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby JR » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:27 pm

More wrist action to spin the disc faster. He made a low power attempt and ended up with so little spin that the disc wobbled allowing the wind to raise the disc and exposing the bottom of the disc to the wind. It never had a chance. Flat shots at speed with a lot of spin. Meri-Toppila as seen on Youtube channel lcgm8 in Finnish Open 2010 had some interesting winds and putter action. Including the disc being stopped by the pole and blown off faaaar. Another on film guy putted with a Firebird. I saw two guys warming up with a used XXX that flipped in throwing catch. Short range because you can't safely throw that disc and catch it. Too thin and hard.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:36 pm

that's upside down firebird putt/slide conditions right there.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby jacobwhittington » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:48 pm

I was thinking just putting upside down and laying up close to the basket....throw the scoobie shot
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby juju » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:48 am

I read somewhere that he had already layed up to that spot. Guess you gotta lay up twice sometimes.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby Timko » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:18 am

phisherman77 wrote:I think the guy putting in that vid is a KC local, Jay Cram.


It's Crammnation for sure.

This is what a buddy told me. Jay was going for an eagle 3 on that hole from 35' out into that headwind. He threw is putt nose down and the it landed about 15' short. His 4th shot was, well, you saw.
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Re: so,you want to learn how to putt in the wind?

Postby Triflusal » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:17 pm

jubuttib wrote:Still not as bad as Meri-Toppila. =)

I'd switch to upside down putting with the most overstable disc in my bag way before the wind got that bad...


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