Do You Make Putting Too Complex?

How to Simplify Your Putting

Mark, a golfer who had the yips wrote me last month to say that he had stopped his tinkering with putting and was putting much better…

“Dr. Cohn.. amazing! I have not had the yips since you posted my comment about reading books on putting and how it triggered the yips. Somehow reading that story was like a release for me.. haven’t yip since” said Mark.

For Mark, tinkering with his putting mechanics and grip is what led to the yips… The yips started when he went to the library and read several books on putting.

I find that most golfers dig themselves into a hole with tinkering… They change too many elements with their putting and then start to over think the process.

One bad putting round can lead to making the wrong changes.

You certainly want to improve your stroke when possible, but my view is that putting is more or an art than a science.

If you have putting problems, my suggestion is to go back to what’s worked for you in the past and stick with it.

Resist reading everything you can about putting technique.

Related Article: How a Preputt Routine Can Improve Putting

The more you can simplify the stroke, the better off you are. Why?

When golfers are putting their best, they use imagination, touch, feel, and the intuitive part of their brain.

Clogging you brain with too many thoughts about grip, stroke, angles, tempo, etc. has the opposite effect you want.

How To Simplify Your Putting:

  1. Stick to one method.
  2. Pick one putter and go with it.
  3. Use your imagination to putt.
  4. See or feel the target/line and react.
  5. Love the challenge of rolling the ball online.

Check out “Breaking The Yips Cycle” and learn all my strategies for simplifying your putting process and putt freely again:

Overcome The Yips and Enjoy Golf Again!

Golf Yips

Golfers, do you suffer from:

  • Anxiety, tension and over control of the stroke or swing?
  • Performance anxiety about what others will think?
  • Inability to wing the club freely on the course, despite the fact that you can in practice?

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Golfers: Learn how to overcome the fear that keeps you stuck in a vicious cycle

Instructors: Learn how to give your students the mental game edge.

Coaches: Help your team members play with freedom instead of fear or tension.

Breaking The Yips Cycle: How to Putt, Chip, And Pitch Freely and Enjoy Playing Golf Again

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“I went on to the putting green right after receiving your mail. What a great feeling of freedom. No tense at all, smiling and more consistent than ever before. I have a very low handicap and of course I have great rounds during the years, but you have taken me to a new level by curing the yips. I have just read your report again, and now I get the point in your comparing with throwing darts. I am very grateful – if you visit Denmark I will invite you out for dinner.”
~Søren Meinertsen


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~O’Jay Omlid

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