How Do You Get Rid of The Yips?
Lot’s of golfers have been asking the following about the yips:
- How do you get rid of them?
- What’s the cure?
- Will they disappear eventually?
- Do you have a permanent cure?
- Find me the switch-off button!
So, I have to clarify one thing… An instant cure does not exist for the yips. I hope I have not given you that impression.
As a matter of fact when I work with any athlete, I make a point to tell all of them that I have no magic dust or cure for their mental game…
But I think some golfers expect immediate changes: a cure, fix, pill, or one exercise that will help them overcome the yips.
Sorry to say, but this is part of the society we live in today…
An instant cure does not exist. With that said, you can experience some immediate changes with your putting.
For example, here’s what John wrote to tell me about having yips on the way to the course:
“The contents of your last email may have saved my putting… I can almost say it did 100% but want to get another round in this Sunday… it will be my third round of the year and I finished the back 9 last week with 15 putts….”
“Focusing on “The Process of Putting” has really stuck and takes my mind away from the worries of missing… I kid you not! I would yip on my way to the course… it was bad… full report after my next round.”
But John has been following my tips for several weeks and I’m sure he’s been working on making more changes that just the one suggestion I provided.
Here’s my philosophy about making changes with mental coaching.
Change happens over several stages of mental coaching:
- Practice (and more practice)
This is why I have no quick fix or cure for the yips.
Related Article: Typical Fixes For The Yips That Don’t Last Long
As I’ve said in several tips, you have to overcome the fear in order to putt or chip freely again. How long does it take for the fear to develop? Maybe years? You don’t see many young golfers with the yips.
Once you are AWARE of the specific fear, you can begin to play freely and stroke it freely again. However, that’s just one part of the yips equation you have to solve.
You learn my entire program for how to break the yips cycle with my DVD program…
Overcome The Yips and Enjoy Golf Again!
Golfers, do you suffer from:
- Anxiety, tension and over control of the stroke or swing?
- Performance anxiety about what others will think?
- Inability to wing the club freely on the course, despite the fact that you can in practice?
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Golfers: Learn how to overcome the fear that keeps you stuck in a vicious cycle
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Coaches: Help your team members play with freedom instead of fear or tension.
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What are our mental coaching students saying?
“I’ve had the yips for 30 years. With the anchor ban, I thought I needed to quit golf. It was frustrating hearing golf experts and commentators state that no amateur was going to quit golf because of the anchoring ban. Obviously, these experts don’t know anything about the yips. I’m so glad I found you. Your drills really helped. It might sound silly, but the biggest thing that helped me is knowing that the yips is mental. It might sound crazy, for someone to have the yips for 30 years, and not know it’s mental. I also believe I know my reason for having the yips, and I see how my insecurities in every day life contributed to the yips. Thank you for your help.”