Name: Paul T. Wilson
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1999-03-05 02:00:03
Comments: Hey Karl! Down to the dome today. Practiced putting for a half hour so that the rest of my clubs could warm up before hitting. "Puttered" around for about 15 minutes (first putt, from 25 feet, was 2" from the hole) just working on length. Then decided to do a test -- not comparing methods, since I can't persuade myself to go back to the old style (except for a few gimmes that I just reach out for) of how close I could come to the hole on a series of balls. Here are the results: 18 balls from 27-24 feet (I put them all in a line about 6-8 inches apart and putted them all at the same hole.) 1 in the cup 10 within 2 feet (didn't bother counting 1 foot) 14 within 3 feet (i.e., 4 + 10) no 3 putts (sank all 17) 18 balls scattered randomly from 10-14 feet from another hole 4 in the cup 11 within 2 feet 14 within 3 feet no 3 putts (sank all 14) I would have tried from a greater distance but there were several other guys there so I was limited to 2 holes. In any case, these are certainly the kinds of results I'm looking for in my putting. Right now, for me, it really does seem that side saddle makes the most difference in that 5-6 foot range. I've reached the point where I'm surprised if the ball doesn't go in -- which is why I've taken to putting for distance; If I can come close to that 5-6 foot range, then I should be losing few strokes to par on the green -- and maybe even gaining some. When the weather gets warmer, I'm really looking forward to working on my 150 yards and in game to complement what I anticipate will be gains in putting.
All the best! Paul -- Paul T. WilsonProf of Reading
Name: don roberts
Website: Real Golf, sets that make sense
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Cypress, Texas
Time: 1999-02-25 20:21:20
Comments: hi karl. thanks for your call this morning. i've spent a great deal of time reviewing your website. In short... you're making entirely too much sense. as you know, www.realgolfclubs.com faces a similar (uphill) struggle - convincing Real Golfers that they don't ask how, but how many. the object of the game is to get the ball in the hole... not to out-drive your buddies. our sets are designed to help folks play their own game to the green. side-saddle putting may well get them off with a smile on their face. Real Putters. i like that.
|Name: Grant Hartnell
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Centralia, IL
Time: 1999-02-16 16:54:00
Comments: I started putting sidesaddle on my own about a year ago and then read about Sam Snead. I am using a putter I received for getting a "hole in one." I like the feel because the head is quite heavy. I've been playing for about a year and a half and am not afraid to go up against anyone with a putter.
Name: Rick Rhodes
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-11-30 04:15:25
Comments: I started putting this way 2 weeks ago and before I had seen your page. I had already decided that sidesaddle was superior so it was great to see your information. Thanks for the good work.Rick Rhodes
Name: Steve Wagner
Referred by: NewsGroups
Time: 1998-11-06 15:58:48
Comments: Karl, I've been looking at your site, it looks GREAT. I'm a clubmaker, and am going to go look through my 'Odds and ends" box, see what I've got to make up one with. (Thinks that maybe that old "FLOP" mallet with a different shaft may be an idea.) Love to hear more, I'm going to fill out your forms later, just wanted to get this off while I was thinking about it.
Thank You, Steve Wagner
|Name: Larry Miller
Website: PoGo's Place for Original Golf Instruction
Referred by: Geocities
Time: 1998-10-30 12:15:46
Comments: . Karl, I endorse your idea and your philosophy, Karl ... it's similar to my own. Unfortunately, most golfers only think they want to score better when all they really want to do is hit the ball further. There is always great value and nearly instant reward in improving putting skills. It may be the "littlest" part of the game, but no other influences scoring so drastically. Being such a traditional game played by staunch traditionalists, new styles are slow to catch on. While I don't advocate fixing something that "ain't broke", side saddle putting may be just the cure for chance putting ills. -- Larry Miller (PoGo)
|Name: Bill Buchanan
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Fort Rucker, AL
Time: 1998-09-26 17:25:23
Comments: When I first started playing golf back in 1982, I would sometimes use the sidestraddle method and it worked really well. I was then told by someone on the course that I played that sidestraddle was illegal. I never researched to find out if in fact it is illegal, but I continued to practice putting sidestraddle. I would putt the conventional way during golf games, but never with the consistency and accuracy as with the sidestraddle method. I have fallen into the "norm" now and use the conventional method, but am seriously thinking of going back to the sidestraddle method.
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