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Question on Putting:

Can you explain what the putting yips are?

The yips are a nervous reflex like a tic that happen during the putting stroke. The player is unable to make a smooth, relaxed uninhibited stroke. It is definitely more common with age so some researchers believe it has to do with aging and the brain. They are definitely like a disease...very hard to cure! They are similar to the shanks. Once you get them it's really hard to get rid of them. For the yips I recommend closing your eyes (as most think it is a visual problem) and trying to make a smooth stroke back and through without any sudden movements of acceleration. When your eyes are closed you can't anticipate and try to help it by getting to handsy.

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