Originally Posted by Kennyk
I stopped playing golf because I could not putt because of the yips. That was about 8 years ago and recently I have thought about trying again and have been practising in the hallway at home.
Yips continue to haunt me even after that period of time.
I have found it is the right hand that is the problem so I tried putting left handed only and that works fine but I have trouble keeping the club steady on the back swing. I found just touching the club with only the point of two fingers of my right hand enables me to now putt yip free.
Not yet tried it on the course.
My handicap prior to early retirement was 10.
If anyone has a better cure for the yips I would welcome your input.
I would look into getting fitted for a putter. A lot of people have trouble with too light of a putter. Maybe some counter balancing and a heavier club head could help steady out the swing. If you do have the yips, which is a decrease in motor functions, a heavier club could help add in some momentum from the club during the swing, instead of on relying on your hands to make the stroke.
Its more expensive, but take a look at Odyssey heavy putters, or Edel putters. Edel putters is an investment though, but the process they use to get fitted is top notch.
I didn't have the yips, but I added a layer of lead tape under my grip and it help my golf stroke greatly. I use to jerk the club way to inside sometimes. The weight really helps me feel the club more in my hands.