Here are three four-lines verses that I would like to share with you on a beautiful late September morning in New England:
THE YIPS PURE AND SIMPLE
The yips occur when you can’t control
The direction or speed of the ball you roll.
You have the yips if you shake your putts
Frequent attacks can drive you nuts.
Heard said that trees are nine-tenths air,
If your ball gets over you hardly care;
But if it’s low and lost from view -
No more than even that your ball gets through.
To make a putt without a doubt
A mind-trick to apply:
Pretend that you’ve already missed
And this is your second try!
Leon S White, PhD