Do You Have an Avoidance Mindset in Putting? Mark wrote in recently to share his view of the yips cycle... "The biggest thing I see is a shift in mindset from opportunity (chance to make birdie) to fear (just don’t 3 putt)," Mark said. Well said. I totally agree... I call this shift into an avoidance mindset. You focus more on avoiding
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Focusing on Your Line or Pace When Putting I was working with one of my yips students this week. He said that he always looks at the putter during the stroke. He wanted to know if this was the correct thing to do... Other golfers have tried looking at a spot on the ball or in front of the ball with mixed results. Remember that the yips is an
How to Beat The Yips in Golf The yips are not solely a putting issue. The yips can occur in any part of a golfer’s game. No matter where the yips manifest, the mental anguish can ruin a golfer for prolonged periods of time. The yips are not the inability to make shots... Actually, the yips are the inability to swing the club smoothly or
What Causes Your Putting to Change on The Course? I received a messaged from Joe about his putting... He said the following: "I can putt very well on the practice green. I was always a good putter. But now, once I get on the course with others, the yips enter the game. I get last minute twitches that send the ball everywhere but the hole, even on
Taking Practice Putting to The Course In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Don who wants to know why golfers struggle on the greens when putting. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his
How Do You Control Your Nerves When Putting? The moment you walk on the green to look at your putt, do you become anxious about putting? This is what happens to Jacob. He wrote me to say: "I want to find a way to control my nerves once I get on the green. I start shaking from nerves and miss every single putt no matter the length. Do you have
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Using Mental Imagery To Overcome The Yips I found an article in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, about decreasing the putting … [Read Putting Yips Tip...]
Focusing on The Process in Golf The definition of the yips for golfers has changed over time. Some experts would say that golfers … [Read Putting Yips Tip...]
What are the full-swing yips in golf? The full-swing yips are another variety of the yips in golf. They are different than the putting … [Read Putting Yips Tip...]
Where Do The Yips Come From? One of the most studied phenomenon’s in the game of golf is the sudden appearance of the putting … [Read Putting Yips Tip...]