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Discmania Deep in the Game: Ep 1 – Putting (Instructional Disc Golf video)

October 9, 2019

(Avery speaking)
You drive for show and putt for dough Putting is definitely the most
difficult part of the game but it’s the most effective way
to lower your score I’m known for being a long
distance thrower and putting is not the
strongest part of my game but I’m on a mission to improve it. The most important thing in putting
is a quick hit right at the end of the stroke that
ejects the disc out of your hand into the target. Also you have to
feel that and that’s right at the end of this
stroke all the other stuff that you do – your
footwork, how you move your arm, the grip you have on your disc is all secondary to that quick hit that you have a feel for. You want to learn how to make all
those important putts? Well, I’m gonna teach you how to
putt like a pro. There are many different
putters to choose from from different profiles to different weights and different
stiffnesses. I prefer stiffer putter because it
reacts cleaner out of my hand during the release. I also like a heavier putter because it哀 less affected by the wind but the most important part in choosing
a putter is how it feels in your hand and it makes you putt
with a confidence. Now let’s talk about proper putting
technique and body mechanics, most importantly the grip. I use the fan grip By applying pressure on top of the
disc with my thumb and spread my fingers out along the bottom of
the flight plate a disc. It offers a cleaner release and better
control next with the stance a good balance stance and proper
body positioning I use a push putt. Square your body
up to the target It allows your body weight to shift from back to front as you release the disc to the target it’s important to keep your routine as
simple as possible once squared to a basket, keep on your toes
it’s an attack mode as you wanna make the putt and drive the disc at the chains You’ll want to use one forward linear motion reduce any side-to-side motion as you go from back to front shifting
your weight, driving your shoulder extend your arm and reach
for the chains the most crucial part of the putt is
really concentrating on the hit point itself the hit point is when you extend
your arm forward and let the disc spring from your fingers
with a nice clean rotation You try to minimize any kind of wrist
movement or wrist curl There is a very slight extension your
wrist as the disc comes clean from of your
fingers propelling the disc into the basket when it comes aiming a putt it’s all
about hand-eye coordination. You can either focus on one individual chain
link, or the basket as a whole But you wanna visualize making the
putt even before releasing it because you got to remember that the disc
goes where the hand goes. One mantra i would say to myself while
putting is “putt through it, not to it” It’s also important to find our rhythm
and you can find this rhythm through practice here’s a couple tips to help you with
your putting Raise your chin. It elevates your line of
sight and helps reduce low putts also by lifting your back leg, it helps to
get maximum extension as you reach for the chains Putting is the most important component
of disc golf. It will lower your scores and practice putting will only make you a
better player I suggest when practicing you keep close
to the basket, practicing ten to fifteen, even twenty-footers making these in consistent basis will help
you win almost any tournament out there and that was a push putt there’s also another main style of putting
isn’t that right Jussi? -Correct Avery a spin putt. Instead of pushing the disc forward
I匍 spinning it. That gives me a couple of advantages over the push putt. The first is
putting in the wind. I can get more stable putts into the wind. Another thing
is putting from a distance. I can get my putts in from a longer distance. for my spin putts I匍 using the
Discmania D-line P2 I like a little softer and grippier
plastic to get an ultimate touch to my putts. I like the profile of the P2
because it’s more beefier than the P1 and it gives me good confidence
on putting there is a lot of factors at the golf
course that effects to your play and the biggest factor is the wind,
specially on putting you need to learn how to putt into the
wind, down with the wind
and in a cross wind here are a couple of good and useful
tips for putting in the wind: Use maximum weight discs. They’re less
effected by the wind. Don’t change your routine, change your aim and quickness. use more spin because the spin
penetrates the wind better remember not to allow the wind to
catch your disc. if there’s tail wind that drops your
disc, aim higher if there’s headwind that will lift
your discs, aim lower but remember playing in the wind also
requires a good head game sometimes you just need to lay up
and take your par or bogey you need to commit to your putt,
putt with confidence 90% commitment equals only
10% result. three key points of putting: 1. simple routine – build a routine that works for you
that you can replicate over and over it’s important to find a comfortable
rhytm and pace trhoughout the putting 2. execute – concentrate and show full
commitment to making every putt confidence is key 3. practise – practise short putts as
well as long ones practice no more than
30 minutes a day to maintain dedicated focus putting was the key component for
me in becoming the world champion you need to have confidence and dedicate practice time to become a better putter.


  • Reply John Doe April 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Well produced, but i thought the content would help me "reinvent my game", which it doesn't .. i guess….

  • Reply Don April 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Practice is a noun, Practise is a verb.

  • Reply Tuomo Tanskanen April 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Low on content 🙁

  • Reply Paul Francz April 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Great Job – Keep it simple – not much more needed. And now go out and practice.

  • Reply DarthBenderu April 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    "There's also another main style of putting. Ain't that right, Youssie?".

    Sorry… I just had to. Americans pronouncing Finnish names… just too fascinating 😀

  • Reply Chris Adams April 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    This video was produced by Europeans or Scandinavians most likely folks. Pretty sure they spell it "Practise".

  • Reply Jesse Warner April 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Nice video thanks for taking the time to put it together

  • Reply Sean Perkins April 16, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Awesome job guys, I like how it was simple, succinct, and to the point. Can't wait to see your other videos, this is an exciting time.

  • Reply Rasta.City April 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Mind = Blown. No wonder I didn't like English.

  • Reply mtrx83 April 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Avery is a douchey meathead who admits his putts are lacking so why not spend the entire time with Jussi or get another push putter for this section. Save Avery for the long drive stuff. I can't wait to see what lies Avery will tell when they get to the mental section. He is an imploding tool when it comes to staying level-headed.

  • Reply Miraclemax April 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I thought the production quality was very high. The content itself was good, and reinforces the main points to putting. I would have liked to see more specific things that separate pros from joes – beside more practice (which of course in one factor). Also if aspects of the game are not Avery's speicalty, than why not have other pros pitch in? No one is an expert at all aspects of the game. Overall, nicely done.

  • Reply wildcat31772 April 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    what about cross wind with a push putt?? they never go over that part 🙁 that's the winds that screw me up

  • Reply Chris Adams April 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Is Finland considered Scandinavian? I can never remember that.

  • Reply Alec Field April 16, 2012 at 11:15 pm


  • Reply Jake Pribbernow April 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Anyone else notice that they spelled practice wrong on the 3 keypoints of putting?

  • Reply kyle maddox April 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    cross winds shouldnt affect your putts as long as you're not doing an anhyzer or hyzer putt

  • Reply Aaron LoPrete April 16, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Scandinavia is Finland, Norway, and Sweden. There may be a couple small islands or something that are included as well, but I know that those three are considered Scandinavia.

  • Reply MarkCharlesPhoenix April 17, 2012 at 12:47 am

    practise is spelled with in an S in the Uk and western EU countries, Discmania's finland included.

  • Reply dscjnky April 17, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I've stood where the basket was at 0:37
    saw a shark swim by in the water below

  • Reply wildcat31772 April 17, 2012 at 2:40 am

    well if you're doing a nikko like push putt then there's a high chance it will come out with some hyzer… i'm just now working on disc release doing it level and whatnot but there's very little leeway..

  • Reply Cloud Pemble April 17, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Thanks Discmania production crew, not only for your great quality video work but also for the outstanding audio. Audio quality is so key to making an engaging disc golf video, but the sound of most videos is severally lacking. There are some snarky fools in this thread that are complaining that the info is too basic, but I have to say I think your presentation of the info was concise, clear, and contained ideas that we all could stand to do rework into our games. I'm looking forward to more.

  • Reply jptDrEaMeR April 17, 2012 at 5:31 am

    wow this episode was awesome, as im sure the rest of the series will be too! i cant wait to pick up a couple disc mania discs!

  • Reply TAKVIDEO5355 April 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Nice! This type of video should help the sport of Disc Golf get to the level most Pro Players expect: Professional. Great sound, crisp video, informative, and with clear content. Gotta love high-definition. Avery…be careful practising up there on that cliff…I'd hate to see you lose any of those big bead Averiars.

  • Reply ChainHighDiscGolf April 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Very well done. Pro video for pro tips. Thanks for putting the effort into the production. Looking forward to more from Discmania.

  • Reply Brandon Kinsey April 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I really enjoyed the video and the quality of it, however you might want to spell check "practise" lol keep them coming

  • Reply Michael Melkers April 18, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I gotta tell you Avery & Jussi, after watching today, I went out and tied my PB…and it was all putting.

    -shoot through it, not too it

    -snap your line

    I hit all evening stuff I do not regularly hit. Drives were OK..upshots were OK. Putting ROCKED!

    Thanks guys!!

  • Reply disc1976 April 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Do you change your stance or grip when jump putting? What are the advantages of jump putting? Also there is another putt called the straddle putt, and another putt called the pizza toss. Tell you the truth I'd rather see a putting video of big Will Schusterick or Paul McBeth, some ridiculously awesome putters who never miss it seems, or a Nate Doss also an awesome putter. So to me this video at best is just average some good tips but not that great…

  • Reply disc1976 April 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    First of all Avery said that putting is not the strongest part of his game so why would you listen to him to improve your putting. One thing not explained is how Jussi holds his disc when spin putting, also do you change your stance or grip the further you get from the basket? Because if you push putt the further out you get the harder it is to push putt I've noticed, also there is also a thing called a jump putt, when do you jump putt? How far out if you jump putt are you?

  • Reply disc1976 April 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I have found a video that is ten times better than this one it is called dgm 95 the pro player clinic at the 2011 pdfo, that is just one just look around on you tube and you can find some really good instructional videos on disc golf

  • Reply disc1976 April 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I also missed some brilliant putters like Nikko Locastro, Ken Climo, Barry Schultz, Ron Russell, Scott Stokely, this guy was a great putter, I can remember at Hudson mills disc golf course In one of the super tourneys he made a putt on hole1 of the monster in the final 9 they played the hole from the parking lot to hole 1 he was 60 or 70 feet in the woods with no look at the basket all of a sudden you see his putter emerge from the trees and slam the chains for a 2 it was the craziest putt ever!

  • Reply Chris Bliss April 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I don't know who the banshee at the end is, but put it back in the kitchen. I'm sitting here watching the video at a comfortable volume and the next moment my ears are bleeding.

  • Reply Rios4hawks April 20, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Awesome stuff! Tips technique and guidence…Three things that are essential for becoming a putting pro!

  • Reply Rios4hawks April 20, 2012 at 6:35 am

    All of youre questions based on personal preference. When you jump putt, when you change your stance, how you grip the disc is all based on your ability as a Disc Golf player. Personally I only jump put when im about 80 to 100ft out. Other people might jump just outside the circle (10 meters). I am a spin putter and I grip my disc the same as a push putt with the bead in the first crease of my index finger.Not trying to slam but with practice you learn your ablitities and when to change techs

  • Reply sk8sk8sk8sk8sk8sk8 April 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks for the great video, shot nice with good sound design, I would of liked something on how to put out of tuff spots, like through some trees, up hill, or down hill it was all in a field. I live in New England and we have lots of wooded courses and that would of been nice to see that side of putting too. loved the video and its nice to see a high quality video out there. .. ..

  • Reply Nic April 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Practice is spelled with a "C" at the end, not an "S" In your three tips at the end of the video you spelled it "Practise"

  • Reply Kristian Bengtsson April 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Most of the countries outside US uses the British English spelling of the word and then the verb practise is spelled with a "S".

  • Reply Orlando Acosta April 27, 2012 at 7:16 pm


  • Reply Bourbonfeet April 30, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Cool video, nice too see it filmed at La Mirada.

  • Reply iplaylax22 May 17, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    like color, flavor, behavior, harbor and neighbor???? how do you spell aluminum? this is fun!- I had no idea about practise.

  • Reply iplaylax22 May 17, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    If you're jump putting "through it not to it" from 100ft, you better be ready for the forty five foot comeback putt for par or bogey!!! good for you! what's your pdga#?

  • Reply iplaylax22 May 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    and I totally agree!

  • Reply Sam Thomas June 4, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Thanks for not putting cheezy 80's sounding music like half the disc golf tutorials on youtube

  • Reply xIUBUNTUIx June 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    you didnt read the top comment, did you? YOU FAIL

  • Reply trwMagnets June 28, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I can't practice more than 30 minutes a day? 🙁

  • Reply Trevor Rick July 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    so 100% commitment = 0% result ?

  • Reply pm2007est July 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    thats weird cause I always threw it with a big jump over my shoulder, the no look no pass putt works ,

  • Reply Austin P August 7, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Can you make a video about hitting tunnel shots?

  • Reply Hukka55 August 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I'm down with the wind, if you know what I mean. =) And also keep in mind that 100% commitment equals 0% result. No commitments, that's the mantra. Just kidding, love the tips from Avery and Jussi, really helpful for a newbie like myself.

  • Reply JP Brewer September 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Top notch instructional video! 10 out of 10 video production quality.Great tips also.I'll have to tell everyone I know to watch this one.Keep your chin up!

  • Reply RockinJoeDavis September 27, 2012 at 3:38 am

    disc fucker

  • Reply Sean Puffer October 23, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    one of the best putting videos i've ever seen. watch this anytime i have problems with putting. always fixes it

  • Reply kahtfish October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    This is one of the better disc videos I've seen. Disc golf needs more high quality videos like this.

  • Reply Chris Davies November 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    "severally" = "many times"?

    Perhaps you mean "severely"?

  • Reply Chris Davies November 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Great video.

    I can't sink putts without a spinning push putt, and I have no idea how people make putts with a disc that's barely spinning. Seems obvious to me: a non-spinning disc is extremely unstable (not understanble, just not stable!) is badly affected by wind, and they will not fly straight for more than just a few metres,

  • Reply Kahuna Cazares November 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    This is like the best video 🙂 really helpful for practicing pros like myself

  • Reply Tyler S November 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Practise? Lol. Practice.

  • Reply William Pope December 5, 2012 at 4:40 am

    Love the production quality for sure. I like Discraft videos but these blow them away.

  • Reply jake1260 March 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

    That's his sister.

  • Reply Caleb Walsh April 20, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Very helpfully

  • Reply Wastedxyears May 1, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Great video this is exactly what I was looking for !

  • Reply Justin nitsuJ May 5, 2013 at 5:39 am

    Very well made videos!! Thanks for putting the time and effort in to this series!

  • Reply Ninjalectual June 27, 2013 at 5:55 am

    He didn't have a "simple routine" in that tournament putt at the end

  • Reply firemedic34roc August 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    dude that course looked insane in the intro.

  • Reply firemedic34roc August 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    this course looks so nice. the course in my city is always soggy and and grass is too long and its not enjoyable.

  • Reply discnman Doe August 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Awesome video, we want more.

  • Reply trehl August 27, 2013 at 5:05 am

    Spelled "practice" wrong

  • Reply Tyler Engel October 8, 2013 at 1:55 am

    this vid might save my life. i just went and practiced push putts how Avery describes in the vid, and i love it. thanks avery.

  • Reply Naegimaggu October 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I have one question: I started only couple of weeks ago and been practicing my putting with my DX Aviar for a few days now, but I'm thinking about buying additional putters to practise more efficiently (like holding 3 in my hand and putting each of them from the same spot in succession), so I'm wondering should I buy the exact same kind of discs for that kind of exercise or what do you recommend? Also what would be a good putter for the exercise? I've been thinking about P1 maniac. Thank you.

  • Reply Bruce Clark October 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    those guys aren't as clueless as us novices… I hate asking the better players Im shooting rounds with a million questions. This is dope. Thanks.

  • Reply NipSlipinski October 23, 2013 at 6:54 am

    …practice is spelled wrong in the video…but i found this video very useful. Thanks

  • Reply GilmerDosSantos November 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Actually, no. It's correct.

  • Reply cjholes13 December 31, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Practise makes perfect haha

  • Reply ledler0321 February 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    You spelled practice wrong in the video. 

  • Reply DirtySouthGaming March 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I thought you weren't allowed to move your feet off the ground when you putt? I'm still pretty new but please let me know because I would like to putt how I've always done which is lifting my back foot.

  • Reply Reid James April 21, 2014 at 2:53 am

    How do you spell practice wrong??? 6:12

  • Reply Tomás Rojas May 12, 2014 at 3:53 am

    switch the video to 0.5 speed when he's explaining something HAHA… thanks for the putting advice

  • Reply SpiderWaffle May 24, 2014 at 2:38 am

    If the whole point is to simplify and minimize moving parts, keeping everything in line, back to front, Avery even specifically mentions that, why does Avery's left hip (hips rotating out), then knee and finally ankle flare way out to the right side? In theory theory there should be no other motion to the left side that that's counter balancing.

  • Reply TouchyHands June 29, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I thought the push putt did not spin at all. Other lessons on push putting I've seen stress that the wrist and fingers do not spin the disc at all. Am I missing something?

  • Reply A New Horizon August 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Putting is the worst for me. I sometimes flip the disc upside down and find it's more stable that way, but I feel like I'm cheating if I do that, lol! Goin' out to practice now!

  • Reply Leo9dbass December 12, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    90% commitment equals only 10% result…WTF! 

  • Reply bug butt09 January 11, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Whenever I put it only goes about10-15 feet. I use a push putt. I need help putting farther. Any tips?

  • Reply Riley Wilhite February 13, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    They spelled practice wrong…

  • Reply KalmanHukka February 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I should show this to my friend

  • Reply Jason Hilton March 24, 2015 at 7:40 pm


  • Reply FLfreediver27 April 19, 2015 at 10:12 pm


  • Reply La casa de los discos voladores April 27, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Buen video para aprender el Putt de disc golf!

  • Reply Garrett McTear June 18, 2015 at 4:40 am

    I am really confused about the statement Jussi Meresmaa made: "90% commitment equals only 10% result". What does that mean?! Really messing with my head dude!

  • Reply Kyle Kelly October 21, 2015 at 4:43 am

    The girl screaming at the end… Ouch… But boy was she excited.

  • Reply mechivar February 22, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    holy shit, those calf muscles though. hnnngg.

  • Reply Xanxanxan April 27, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    "#3 Practise"

  • Reply MJB 414 May 27, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    We talkin' 'bout practise. Not even a real game! Practise.

  • Reply Polar Bear August 15, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Thank you for these vids. I just got started after my friends introduced me to disc golf a couple days ago and im hooked. learning has been the hardest part and this breaks down each component in to steps that really help. I'm a visual learner so this is great for me…

  • Reply Dustin S September 9, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Didnt really explain the spin put well

  • Reply Todd B December 3, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Practice…..not Prastise. Yours truly, the grammar nazi!

  • Reply John Buzinkai February 2, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    This is great. I had been curling my wrist and trying to put spin on putts, but was very hard to be consistent. Just practiced in the backyard with Avery's push technique and it is much better. Allow elbow to bend during pull back, but wrist stays pretty firm. I also like the semi-open stance, some other videos I've seen insist you should be squarely facing target, but then it's very hard to pull disc back. Finally, using the left leg kick behind helps me too, needed to adjust so I kick up during forward motion, not after. Balance through the motion and release is key!

  • Reply Andrew Elmer May 29, 2017 at 2:52 am


  • Reply Johnny Nonny September 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    This was poorly done. You take way too long to get to any of the actual information.

  • Reply HDTV Guys May 31, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Austin Powers said, 'To take your practice game a notch higher is what the French call 'practise'. Or something like that, I don't really know french'.

  • Reply markku brotkin May 21, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Puttaaminen on yksi haasteellinen ja ratkaiseva asia koko kiekkoilussa. Jos putti osuu ja uppoaa niin voi kutsua itseä hyväksi kiekkoiliaksi itsellä on pikkusen hiomista putissa muuten sujuu hyvin heitot.

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