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One golfer said that from all the physical changes he’s tried to get over the yips and improve his putting, the long putter was the most helpful.
"I’ve tried all variations and permutations of grips, grip strength, shaft length, shaft weight, head weights, face angles, head types, long putters. Various stances and grips, postures etc. Long putter was the most helpful."
But as I’ve discussed, the putting yips are a mental issue, not a physical problem... Some of these solutions can be a short-term fix but will not last.
Another golfer said that he’s changed his putting routine and it seems to help:
"I think it’s all my mental side of putting that fails me. Do you think a new routine that I've adopted will help? It seems to be at the moment."
Personally, I would much rather you make a change in your routine rather than your grip, shaft, or mechanics.
A putting routine should help you focus on the process, be confident, and trust in your stroke.
Remember that most of the anxiety comes from focusing too much on the outcome and the aftermath of a bad putt or missing a short putt.
The aftermath is about fear of embarrassment or not being respected. When you define a specific routine to occupy your mind in the present moment, this helps deflect the pressure you might feel.
You certainly don’t want to focus on outcome, such as: --Trying to miss the putt. --Trying not to yip the putt. --Worrying about how it will look if you miss a three-footer. --How it will feel if you have 38 putts in the round.
Staying in the moment means focusing on the ingredients of your putting routine one step at a time.
The most important time to stay in the moment is when you are set up over the ball ready to fire (this is when the gremlins are most likely to attack).
What should you focus on?
Making a good stroke?
It depends on the type of learner and performer you are, but anything to help you free up your mind over the ball will help.
For example, the simplest is focusing on your intended line (or a spot) and reacting to that line. Or feel players might prefer to focus on pace and feel the putt down the line.
Get more strategies to overcome the putting and chipping yips with my popular program, Breaking the Yips Cycle Video and Workbook program.
Odyssey, the #1 Putter in Golf, today announced its new EXO line of putters.
EXO creates maximum forgiveness from advanced multi-material construction, and its new White Hot Microhinge insert which combines legendary White Hot feel and sound with immediate roll from our Microhinge Insert technology. EXO features three of Odyssey’s most popular mallet head shapes:
Seven, Rossie, and Indianapolis, and each of these models is offered in face balanced and toe hang options to fit a golfer’s stroke.
Odyssey EXO putters will be available nationwide on May 18, 2018.
Maximum Forgiveness: With lightweight 6061 milled aluminum in the center, Odyssey engineers can take weight away from the center of the head and redistribute it to the perimeter of the head, which is made of 17-4 stainless steel.
This concentrates weight, driving up the Moment of Inertia, or MOI (which is related to forgiveness), significantly for more consistent ball speeds and directional control.
White Hot Microhinge Insert: Combines legendary White Hot Feel with our proven Microhinge Insert Technology that creates immediate forward roll for more consistent distance and directional control.
Mallets (and Mallets With Toe Hang):
The Odyssey EXO line of putters provides face balanced options with double bend shafts (which reduce face rotation in the stroke) and toe hang options with our S necks (which allow for more face rotation in the stroke) on each model. Whatever a golfer’s stroke path, Odyssey has ultra high MOI mallets to fit his game.
Seven, Indianapolis, Rossie (all available in face balanced and toe hang models)
New Product Introduction Price: $299.99
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Graphite Design shafts had two winners using their products this past weekend. On the PGA Tour RBC Heritage event, Satoshi Kodaira of Japan won and and Brooke Henderson won the LPGA Lotte Championship both using Graphite Design Tour AD shafts. Satoshi Kodaira was playing a Graphite Design special Black/White edition of the Tour AD Quattro Tech 75-X flex wood shaft in both his PRGR RS Prototype Driver and his Taylormade M2 (2017) #3 metal wood. He also was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD Quattro Tech 75-X flex wood shaft in his PRGR iD Nabla #5 metal wood and a Graphite Design Tour AD HY105-TX (Tour X-Stiff) Flex Hybrid shaft in his PRGR iD Nabla RS Tour #3 Driving Iron.
Brooke Henderson was playing a Graphite Design Tour AD TP-5 X-Stiff flex wood shaft in her Ping G400 Driver.
Designed and manufactured at the Graphite Design Japan factory headquarters, the Tour AD TP wood shaft is available in 40g R2, R1 and S flex, 50g R2, R1 and S flex, 60g SR, S, X and TX flex, 70g S, X and TX flex and 80g S and X flex. The Tour AD TP, like all of the premium Tour AD wood shafts, utilizes premium, aerospace quality 50t carbon-fiber materials in order to deliver the best feeling and performing shaft available to golfers.
Designed around new tooling, the Tour AD TP utilizes a brand new technology called “Fast Taper Technology” or FTT. This new technology incorporates a faster taper rate from the lower mid-section to the tip of the shaft than previous Tour AD wood shaft models. The new Fast Taper Technology provides the overall feeling of greater club head control at impact and an increase in club head speed through the swing.
The Tour AD TP shaft has a medium stiffness starting at the handle thru the mid-section of the shaft and a stiff tip profile to promote a mid/high launch condition and low spin. The new Tour AD TP also utilizes the latest in graphite material from Toray Industries, Inc., TORAYCA ® T1100G carbon-fiber pre-preg with NANOALLOY ® technology in the tip section of the shaft for additional shaft stability, exceptional feel and precise ball control.
During independent robotic golf club testing, the new Tour AD TP-6 Stiff Flex shaft gained +3.5 yards in Carry Distance and +3.8 yards in Total Distance while maintaining tight dispersion rates vs. comparable Tour AD 65g wood shaft models. Make a change in your Driver or Fairway metal wood today to the same shaft that the professionals use, the new “Tour Proven” Tour AD TP model of premium Graphite Design graphite golf shafts with FTT – Fast Taper Technology.
For many years the PGTAA has highly recommended the use of Graphite Design shafts. I personally use their shafts in all my clubs including my irons, hybrids, driver and fairway woods.
Their new Chichibu and MAD shafts are also gaining popularity on the Pro Tours.