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100 Putts For 100 Days Challenge

Posted by Tricia Lafferty


If you ask any golfer what the weakest part of their game is, most will say putting. Putting is the most important part of the game, because it is how you actually close out a hole. It’s importance is also overlooked by a lot of players. It’s fun to go rip drives and see how far you can get a disc to fly, but standing 10-30 feet from the basket and repeatedly throw at it is less appealing. The most important part of putting is confidence. When you walk up to your lie and look at the basket, you have to believe you are going to make the putt. If you don’t, you’ve missed it before the disc even left your hand. Practicing putting will not only increase your putting skill, but confidence in yourself.

Sarah Hokom started a 100 Putts for 100 Days Challenge back in November. Starting in November takes her through the 100 days the lead up to The Memorial, which is officially the start of the National Tour for disc golfers. As of now, she is on day 56 of the challenge. She has been posting results, tips, putting games, and other information on her Facebook page. She is getting great results too! Follow along with Sarah here:

https://www.facebook.com/sarahhhokom

I am now a part of Team Infinite Discs, and am attending the Glass Blown Open in April/May 2015. Seeing the great results Sarah is getting, and knowing that I need a lot of work on my putting as well, I have been motivated to start the challenge. I began my challenge on January 1st, which will take me up to about two weeks before I leave for GBO. Having the two week window will also allow me to make up a day if I have to miss one.

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For Day 1 and 2 of the challenge, I set my baselines. The two styles of putts I want to work on are spin putts, and straddle putts. I did 100 putts in each of these styles over the first two days from 15 feet. 15 feet may seem short, but these are the putts that can’t be missed. I got 75/100 for Spin putts, and 77/100 for Straddle putts. My goal over this challenge is to increase these percentages to at least 85-90%. I will do a baseline check every two weeks to see how I am improving. I will also start baselining further distances as the challenge goes on.

In between these baseline checks, I will be playing putting games and changing things up every day so that I don’t get into a stale routine and lose interest in the challenge. I will be posting my progress and what I am doing on my Facebook page, so please follow along and give my page a “like”. Also comment and let me know if you are interested in your own challenge, or any advice and tips you may have for me!

https://www.facebook.com/TriciaLafferty13

Best of luck for a great 2015 Disc Golf Season!

6 Responses

  1. Is there a site or document that lists out an activity to do for each day? Something to keep one focused.

    April 9, 2015 at 3:02 pm

  2. Pingback: 100 Putts for 100 Days - Talk Disc Golf

    • Tricia Lafferty

      I followed along closely with Sarah Hokum’s Facebook page. She outlined on each day for the 100 days what she was doing. I did some of her putting routines, and added in some other games to try to keep things fresh.
      Sarah’s Page:
      https://www.facebook.com/sarahhhokom
      Bear in mind she started November 10th, 2014 so you may have to scroll back some. The early postings have the best information.

      I kept track of my progress in an Excel spreadsheet and did baseline test at the beginning and the same test every 2 weeks to see how I was progressing.

      Best of Luck!!

      April 23, 2015 at 9:01 am

  3. Brian Williams

    This sounds awesome! My girl saw this and decided we should do this to so I think tomorrow us our first day :-)

    May 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm

  4. This looks like a great idea. I will definitely have to try it.

    November 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    • Tricia Lafferty

      I can say it helped me greatly for the GBO! The best thing is that it helped me become a better putter overall, after the GBO!

      November 6, 2015 at 9:16 am

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