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    Default Damon: Opinion on Angel Cabrera's putter

    Damon,
    I have built a similar putter as Angel, about 37-38 inches. Not a belly putter, but it does extend out of my grip towards the belly. I like the feel. Any thoughts on why this works well for Angel, if you have even seen it.

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    I think that the reason Angel putts well is his rhythm and speed control are very consistent. He is also a great reader of greens.

    The putter itself helps him stay tall obviously, so the physical comfort aspect is taken care of.

    Ray Floyd was another who putted with this type of putter.

    It just clarifies the relative importance of stroke mechanics in the context of distance control, green reading, aim, and psychological factors, which is ... less than most people think.
    Why have a brain if you are going to take it out and let others play with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damon Lucas View Post

    It just clarifies the relative importance of stroke mechanics in the context of distance control, green reading, aim, and psychological factors, which is ... less than most people think.
    I tend to agree with this statement, would you elaborate? It seems you believe the psychological aspect in putting is overrated and you believe the other factors are more important?

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    I dont give too many putting lessons but the stroke has to be pretty bad to spend much time on it. I like to move on to speed and green reading and other things pretty quickly.
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    Steve,

    Short answer because I have a hyperactive 4 year old ready to go to the Ultimate Playzone, but yes, psychological factors are to me.

    They are less important than knowing what you do, knowing how to do what you want to do and approximately how well you can do it now.

    Positive thinking may have some short term benefits, but possibly some long term ramifications if your skill set is not up to par.

    Routines are good, but the best antidote to poor results is just to get better, and to know the why and how so you can continue the process and get even better still.

    Damon
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