(Premier Login aceputt) Forum Owner Posted Jan 11, 2007 6:51 AM
Thanks for your quick answer, I also read the article from your homepage. I liked that picture a lot.
I was doing a few putts after work today and to tell you the truth, my ball up to this point has been forward of where it should have been by about 2 to 3 inches! And I always wondered why my ball is not rolling very good but more jumping. I always knew that my hands tended to get a little behind the ball where I added loft, but then Bob just told me to put my hands forward which felt like setting up to a wedge, and it felt really awkward doing the correct stroke.
Of course I experimented with putting the ball back a little bit, and it honestly rolled better, but I thought it didn't agree with what you told me, so I never kept it there. I remembered you saying the ball needs to be hit definate ly on the upstroke (the more on the upstroke you hit it, the less side spin you'll put on it).
I did look at the Cap Laser that you recommended from Putt like the Pros. Did you actully try that out or talk to the guy who designed it? Because if you didn't, I would bet you it's not going to work right. (I don't think it's designed for that purpose either by looking at the website, it's only designed to detect motion). I tried today to attach my laser to a regular baseball cap and used one where the sides go pretty much down a good way, but it still wasn't long enough so that the laser would be at the exact same hight as the eyes. And you really have to be so acurate doing it.
The probably simplest, easiest and cheapest drill I found for doing the proper apple on the stick head turn is to simply set up and put your head against a wall and then turn...
And the best drill I found as far as ball position is just to hang down a ball or some object down a string from the middle of your eyes, because then you not only find the correct Y-axis (like with a mirror on the ground) but also the correct Z-axis (You can't be standing on a slope though).