archimedesjs wrote:so I can see when to let go....
If this is true then this is a big part of your problem. You should never be letting go of the disc. It should be ripping out of your hand on the line you intend it to be on. You will never be able to correctly time when to let go of the disc. Or not repeatedly anyway.
I'm not "letting go" persay, I'm slinging it. I slowly bring my arm in towards my body the entire time I'm rotating, then when the target comes into view I give it the extra little nudge by accelerating my wrist, and flinging the disc out of my hand. I do that for any stand-still putter throws 80' - 250'. My issue isn't differentiating between a slip, and a full-hit backhand, it's throwing a driver, or mid-range at 70-80% through a 5-10" gap that's in line with my shoulder. I'm fine with wide open fields, and hitting hyzer lines for anything up to 450', it's the tight tunnel shots that force me to throw hard, but flat, and on a tight line. I think I may do what Redisculous mentioned, and record my throw on a tunnel hole at one of my local courses. If I can't diagnose it from that myself, I'll put it up for others to see. I was just hoping that there was a trick, or technique to maintaining consistent timing each time, some kind of reference point that other people use in their throw. Now that I think about it, it's when I try to put a little something extra on it, or take a little something off that I start really seeing the right/left splays. Taking something off I early release it, putting something more on, I shank it to the right.
As for Mark's suggestion, I actually throw a lot of forehand upshots when there is a tight gap that needs to be hit. I've learned how to flick a putter, and midrange fairly effectively, and with confidence for my upshots. Especially the comet, effortless distance, and easy control. Off the tee with a driver, I'm still a little erratic, and don't trust myself unless there is a large margin for error.