Posted 16 January 2008 - 09:01 PM
Switched to the long wand a number of years ago do to the YIPS...I found that holding the putter in a traditional way still allowed the YIPS to show up. I used a claw grip, before anyone called it the claw, LOL. First and second fingers on top of the shaft and the third and forth under the shaft and use the shoulders. All general putting techniques still apply, head still, eyes over the ball, square stance and stay still. You will need to practice the long putts to get a feel for how hard to hit them. I would recomend chipping from a long distance, when you are just off the green, I had more consistent results. If you are pulling and pushing your putts, check the length of your putter. I'm 5'8 and am using it at 46 inches. This allows me to be more consistant w/my set up. Good luck and stay with it, it will be very frustrating at first and your buddies will bust your ba$$s for a while, but when they start paying you after every round that will stop.
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