5 Ways to Better Putting

Welcome to Crowley’s Corner, the place for disc golf players everywhere…….

Edition #007 will take a closer look at putting and some of the regular features of the column, so enjoy while resting your arm for the next throw.

Here’s two quotes, both from the PDGA Rulebook:


- “Disc golf is a game that expects high standards of etiquette and courtesy. Among the basic considerations of etiquette are such things as concern for spectators and other players and respect for plant life on the course”.

–          ” Disc golf courses are normally laid out amoung wooded areas with diverse terrain to provide natural obstacles to the flight of the disc. These natural obstacles are very much a part of the game and must not be altered by the players in any way to decrease the difficulty of a hole”.


A great way to improve your scores is to become a better putter. With some effort, you’ll be making more putts when it counts.  Here are 5 ways to better putting:

Way #1 Practice is number one because it’s always the best way to improve at anything. Even a small amount of consistant putting can elevate your short game to better putting. Find a way to practice more putting.

Way #2 Purchase a basket that you can afford or make a target that can serve as one, then find a place that you can putt on a regular basis. If your new basket ends up as a coat rack or other such storage unit, you are on the wrong track. You must use the device for better putting.

Way #3 Purchase a few of your favorite putters so that you can putt more in less time. Spending a few bucks shows commitment towards better putting.

Way #4 Keep track of your pecentages when you putt and you’ll see how well you are actually putting. Then, after steps 1-3, you should see some numerical improvements (you must use the device though).

Way #5 Learn different types of putts and conditions, like the straddle, knee, sidearm and turbo putts. Know what to expect from your putter in the wind and work on up and downhill putts.

Way #6 Just for reading Crowley’s Corner, here’s an extra one: Improvements to your mental game can improve your putting. It takes time to “develope”  a mental game so you may as well get started. This means focus and concentration. Work on yours. If you really want to be a better putter, you can. Good luck.


Lost Disc 803.10   A. A disc shall be declared lost if the player cannot locate it within 3 minutes after arriving at the spot where it was last seen by the group or an official. Two players or an official must note when the timing of the 3 minutes begins.  All players of the group must, upon request, assist in searching for the disc for the full 3 minutes before the disc is declared lost.

B. A player whose disc is declared lost, shall recieve one penalty throw. The lie for the player’s next shot shall be marked inbounds nearest the spot whe the disc was last seen, as agreed to by a majority of the group or an official.


Ken Climo plays the final  52 holes bogey free to Win the Masters Cup in a playoff against Brad Williams…….. Billy Sivils rocks Emory with a PDGA victory in a playoff with Troy Widden…………Bad month for trees as Oxbow #Eleven’s “V” tree got axed down by unknown vandals and TC3 #Nine’s “corner” tree got nailed by severe weather…………..Bobby Jones and Sam Castiglione Win Robbie T”s doubles tournament at Jamesville Beach in a playoff victory over Billy Sivils and Mike Morano…….Parma disc golf course in Rochester now has concrete teepads!………..


Putting has to be my favorite part of the game. I enjoy the process of putting a disc into the basket with success. Over the years through consistant practice and commitment to improvement, I have been able to elevate my putting game and improve my scores. A formula for putting could be :

Commitment  + Time + Putting = Reward

Big thanks to the CNYDGA and Oxrocket the Webmaster for the opportunity to write about disc golf. You’ve made it easy for me to do the column and enjoy it more than ever. Together we can “Educate, inform and enlighten” people about Americas’ greatest sport, disc golf.

Gary Crowley – Professional Disc Golfer Since 2005

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  1. andrew alpuerto
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    I love disc golf i am so committed to it and im saving up to work on disc golfing and i want to buy a portable basket to practice on and that will improove my game

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