Last week, I wrote a post about learning to throw from a stand still. Specifically, the recommendation was to learn to do it with your putter. You’ve heard me recommend this plenty of times before, but it can’t be stressed enough. Learning to throw a putter off the tee and for upshots is one of the fundamental skills to master in disc golf.
First, if you can’t throw a putter very far it means your form is off. You can mask it by throwing super over stable discs and never get very good, or you can take the time and learn to throw on plane and correctly. Almost every top pro that has addressed the topic recommends taking some dedicated time and learning to throw putters.
There are a lot of reasons for this, but the simplest is that it teaches you to throw smoothly and cleanly without rolling your wrist over. I could write one of my normal 1000+ word posts extolling the virtues of throwing with a putter, but I won’t. If you’ve played disc golf for more than a couple of months, you’ve already heard it anyway. The question is, why haven’t you done it yet?
If you don’t want to listen to me, listen to Simon:
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