What Thoughts Do You Have Before Making A Putt Or Shot? I discuss with my personal coaching students frequently about the last thought over the ball because it is so critical for good execution... When you have the yips, you think about everything you shouldn't think about--before you take the putter back (or during the stroke). These
Are You Frustrated with the Yips?
Welcome to Beat Golf Putting Yips. I’m Dr. Patrick Cohn, psychology of the yips expert. Are you tired of inconsistent putting? Do you wish you didn’t have to putt? I've been a mental coach to PGA Tour golfers for over 20 years and helped golfers overcome the putting yips, chipping yips, and the full-swing yips.
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Do The Yips Come Out Under Pressure? Sam recently wrote in to tell me he's working on my anti-yips practice drills he downloaded. But there is a catch... He said he can putt well in practice, but in competition, "when the round means something" his right hand is over active. Here's what he said: "The practice drills helped a lot. I have been
When Tour Pros Get The Yips You know I have to talk about Els battle with the yips at the Masters... Some golfers have a flurry of yips, some golfers see the yips snowball and ruin a round of golf... Then there are a few golfers who get hit hard by the yips like an avalanche that haunts them throughout a string of tournaments. Ernie Els,
Afraid Of Missing Putts? Do you stand over a putt and know you won't make it? Does the image of the ball missing burst any confidence you had from putting practice? Here’s a new question that one reader asked on the putting yips survey: “How do you get rid of the feeling, when you stand over a putt, you know you can't make it?” You can
Putting Yips And Fear Of Failure Many different fears underlie the concept of fear of failure in golf… And fear of embarrassment is one of the main fears I see in golfers today. Why is fear of embarrassment such an issue with golfers who have the yips? In the yips cycle, it’s the main reason golfers tighten up and jab at the ball—because
Why Do Some Golfers Struggle With Long Putts? Most golfers I work with struggle mostly with short putts, Why? Golfers are expected to make the short ones, right? This leads to more perceived pressure and thus more worry about missing, which leads to over control in my yips cycle model. But today, I'm talking about golfers who struggle with
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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...]
Are the chipping yips caused by a mental or physical problem? The debate is still ongoing and the answer depends on who you ask in … [Read Putting Yips Tip...]
Are the putting or golf yips caused my mental or physical problems? Depends on who you ask about this phenomenon. Golf psychologists … [Read Putting Yips Tip...]
Not every golfer will experience the putting yips during a career. According to Wikipedia, Mayo Clinic researchers found that more than … [Read Putting Yips Tip...]