The Truth About the Putting Yips

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We all know golf is very much a mental game. The brain has a profound effect on the results of each and every one of our shots. A fine example is to look more closely at a common problem like the yips. If you don't already know, the yips are involuntary wrist and arm twitches right before impact, which can …

Reseting your Putting Fundamentals

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Having troubles on the dance floor? It’s time to check your putting fundamentals once again. It’s a sad but true fact that approximately 90% of all putting faults occur because of poor fundamentals. So the next time you’re fed up with your putter – instead of going out to buy a new one, learn to implement proper putting fundamentals.
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Flagstick Putting Setup Drill

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Putting is the most personalized part of the golf game; it is all about individuality, feel and confidence. That being said, putting styles differ quite a lot from player to player, especially on tour. Because of this, there are many things about putting that are not worth teaching. Take the putting grip for example – when it comes to putting, …

HELP! I'm pulling my putts!

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A reader's e-mail:
I am a seven handicapper with a long game of a much better player but what is holding me back is my putting. All my putts are off center, and are very often pulled. I am told this by playing mates and can also feel it in my hands. So could you recommend some …

Top 5 Putting Mistakes

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Every single shot in golf is equal.  Whether it's a 300 yard drive, or 1 foot putt, on a scorecard, both shots are equal.  Time and time again though, I see players whacking driver after driver out on the range, completely neglecting the putting green in their practice sessions.  Your putter is intended to be used for half of your …

3-Step Drill to Cure The Yips

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The putting yips are all golfer worst nightmare. Studies show that golfer who suffer from the yips can add about 6 strokes to your score.  Players of all levels have suffered from the yips, from amateurs to PGA professionals.  I have suffered them myself, and the tips below helped me get through them.

Square Contact Putting Drills

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Is your putting stroke square to your target line at impact?  I doubt it…
 
Many of you will be surprised to find out that completely straight 15 foot putt will miss the cup – if your clubface is either open or closed by simply 1%. That’s a very large margin for error.  This post will cover some cool little drills …

Focus Putting Drill

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It’s time to take charge on the greens… by playing a little mini putt. The hole is quite a small target, but by using this drill – you’ll start to learn how to use every part of the cup to your advantage.

Tune Up Your Putting Stroke

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There are two kinds of putting strokes that golfers use. The square-to-square stroke and the arcing stroke. The square-to-square putting stroke remains along your target line with the club face pointing at your target at all times. The arcing stroke is an in-to-in putting stroke and the club face fans open on the backswing and closed on the follow-through.

Leading Arm Drill

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If you have ever suffered from the putting yips, you know just how embarrassing and difficult such a simple act like a three foot can be. You would also be aware of how difficult it is to get your putting stroke back on track. I had them once, and it took ages to rid my stroke of them. Here is …