Mark, a golfer who had the yips wrote me last month to say that he had stopped his tinkering with putting and was putting much better... "Dr. Cohn.. amazing! I have not had the yips since you posted my comment about reading books on putting and how it triggered the yips. Somehow reading that story was like a release for me.. haven't yip since"
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.
Start by downloading my free golf putting anti-yips drills report or browse my golf putting yips articles. At Beat Golf Putting Yips, you can read articles about the research on putting and golf yips, learn more about putting, chipping, and full-swing yips, and browse golf psychology articles on how to improve your putting performance. Get started today and download my FREE anti-yips putting practice drills!
Beat Golf and Putting YIPS Articles
Last week, I wrote about the problems with labeling your putts. This week, I want to talk about golfers who focus too much on missing shots... When you struggle with any part of your game, the tendency is to focus more on not missing shots or putts instead of making them. Some of the golfers I work with get so defensive all they see when on
Some golfers struggle with a certain distance when putting. You might do well with long putts, but struggle on short putts. Or you might struggle only with longer putts that require more touch. Why would one length of putt give you fits on the green? Does your smooth stroke on 10-20 foot putts turn into a jerky stroke on shorter
What should you think about over the ball before you pull the trigger? This is a question I get a lot--especially from golfers who are hindered by the yips... Here's what one golfer asked in my putting yips survey: "I basically 'blackout' over the ball and forget what I was working on. Why is this and what should I focus on to make a good
Why does your performance change when on the course? I'm following up on my email from last week about going from smooth in practice to jerky on the course... Here's what one golfer asked in my putting yips survey: "I'm fine in practice on the putting green and playing on my own, but as soon as I play with someone, I get conscious of it. So
Does your putting stroke feel different on the course? Maybe you consider your putting game as your primary strength, then all of the sudden you can’t make a short putt. Most golfers will attempt to work it out by spending more time on the practice green. Some may try to change grip, switch putters or change stroke... After all the work
Learn About Golf & Putting Yips
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...]