PRACTICE PUTTING FIRST: Most golfers start their practice at the driving range and leave little time (if any) for the practice green. Change your pre-game routine the next time you go to the golf course and see what a difference it makes.
CREATE A PRE-PUTT ROUTINE: Many golfers have a pre-swing routine, but not all golfers have a pre-putt routine they do consistently and automatically. Create a consistent series of physical steps to determine your line and your speed.
BREATHE: In putting, one of the most common errors is over-tightening of the muscles. Holding your breath or shallow breathing caused by anxiety causes this tightening. The quickest way to lessen anxiety (physically and mentally) is to take three deep breaths.
PRACTICE IN YOUR MIND: The Mayo Clinic recommends “mental training” like visualization and relaxation as a way to eliminate the yips. Thought Free Putting is mental training to keep the yips at bay. Think of this audio CD as your mental putting green.