Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hank Haney Golf Tip - Putting Yips

If you have the yips, change your grip drastically, trying to make a better stroke without changing something goes back to Einstein's definition of insanity which is ...   

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Seriously, changing putters might help a tiny bit but mostly you have to change your stance a little, continue to keep your head still for every putt for the rest of your life, and change your grip for sure.

So for enjoyable putting where you might not make everything but most of them atleast have a chance and the short ones stop scaring you ... do the following:

  1. Watch this video
  2. Change your stance a little.  This will help you to get a fresh feel and also hopefully make you more     balanced keep the tiny little unwanted leg motions from happening that can actually adversely affect how you stroke the ball to the hole.
  3. Change your grip a lot ... most likely the claw is the way to go unless you want to actually try left handed, or long putter, which are even more radical than one of the versions of the claw but with some folks necessary.
  4. Don't be afraid to miss, who cares if it goes in?  I guarantee no one does as much as you do and if you stop beating yourself up about the putt you are about to hit, a lot more of them will be able to be rolled on line with a more confident relaxed stroke.
Good Luck and Have Fun!


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