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?

No!

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.

By PGTAA member Dr. Patrick Cohn
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Odyssey, the #1 Putter in Golf, today announced its new
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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.

Key Points:

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.

Head Shapes:

Seven, Indianapolis, Rossie (all available in face balanced and toe hang models)

New Product Introduction Price: $299.99

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