Golfers of all levels who have experienced this debilitating condition have long sought a “Cure for the Yips”- an inability to sink Putt’s consistently.
Lots of claims are made about miracle cures for ‘The Yips’ BUT how many of these so-called cures have worked? Not many we’re sure. You’ve probably tried things like:
Changing your grip
Using a different putter These might work for a round or two, but the reality is they rarely cure and even address the problem for long.
The most effective way to cure the yips is to train your mind – use your Five Inch Golf Course – to eliminate the fear and negative thoughts that cause ‘The Yips’ and that’s what Tiger Woods managed to do at this years Masters in Augusta.
You Have Nothing ‘Left’….
Studies have shown that the average golfer uses only the left side of the brain. This side is preoccupied with half-remembered tips and bad shots you’ve hit in the past — the unwanted ‘noise’ that hampers good golf.
But professional golfers also know HOW to bring in the creative right side, which deals with balance, timing and coordination. The stuff that’s needed in abundance with the short game and putting. What’s more, top golfers can ‘switch off’ and completely clear their mind just before hitting a shot. This allows the body to do what it has practiced a thousand times before — without the mind meddling and altering the brain state.
Pros pay thousands of dollars to get with sports psychologists to get their mind in optimum shape, but until recently there was very little available for amateurs. Fortunately this how now changed and serious ‘Mind Golf’ help is at hand for you the amateur golfer striving to sink more Putt’s and slash your golf score.
Firstly we have good books – we thoroughly recommend BOTH of these…
First up ‘Unconscious Putting ‘….
Here is an overview of Dave Stockton’s book for you :
“The Pro Tours’ Hottest Coach” (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player’s game.
When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list of pro players-including Annika Sorenstam, Yani Tseng (winner of four LPGA tournaments), Adam Scott (Texas Open champion), Hunter Mahan (Phoenix Open champion), and Morgan Pressel (World Ladies Championship of Japan winner)-the putting strategies that finessed their game.
Stockton’s breakthrough concept is that every player has their own Signature Stroke, which is unconscious.
Good putting comes from the mind, Stockton says, not from a series of stiff mechanical positions. With visualization, the right frame of mind, an efficient pre-putt routine, and connection to the individual internal stroke signature, any player can make far more putts.
Putting has always been taught as an offshoot to the full swing, when in reality it is far different- almost a different game. Unconscious Putting will help players get out of the rigid, mechanical, overthinking trap. In Unconscious Putting, Stockton shows how players at every handicap level-from pros to weekend golfers-can putt effortlessly and with confidence by integrating a new mental approach with a few simple physical routines that will keep them locked on target.
Readers will also gain invaluable advice on reading greens and equipment. Illustrated throughout and filled with anecdotes about how Stockton’s lessons have helped today’s leading players, Unconscious Putting is a must-have golf book and a category classic-in-the-making.
Our Other Recommendation is this CLASSIC by super coach and mind golf guru Dr Bob Rotella….
This old adage is familiar to all golfers but is especially resonant with Dr. Bob Rotella, the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and one of the foremost golf authorities today. In Putting Out of Your Mind, Rotella offers entertaining and instructive insight into the key element of a winning game – great putting.
He here reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill. Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting Out of Your Mind is an informative and valuable guide to achieving a better golf game.
While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can drive the ball farther, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting — the most crucial yet often overlooked aspect of the game.
Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it, and mastery can only begin with the understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter.
Rotella’s mental rules have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world become champion putters and, for the first time, are now available to golfers everywhere. With everything from true-to-life stories of such greats as Davis Love III, David Duval, and Brad Faxon to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting Out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting for amateurs and pros alike.
Secondly There Is A More In Depth Program called Pro Golf IQ….
It’s a revolutionary new program which coaches golfers how to think more like a Pro using audio. Pro Golf IQ is a highly advanced, scientifically proven system, consisting of five audio weekly training sessions in the comfort of your own home.
This system has been proven to “quieten” the mind on demand (by accessing gamma brainwaves), so that you can more readily access that “zone” or “ideal performance state”.
The biggest improvement has been seen in the short game and putting and it’s enabled players with the YIPS regain their confidence and get back to focusing on the shot without worry about “what might happen”.