How Can You Solve The Yips?
Lot’s of golfers have completed my survey on the yips…
What’s amazing is how golfers are trying to solve the yips.
Here’s just a sample of what people are saying about solutions–solutions that are not working:
“Made a grip change along with focus on mechanics in practice to increase confidence in stroke… overall my putting has gotten better… except when the yips appear.”
“Practice all kinds of drills, different size grips, different weighted putters, different length putters.”
“Claw grip worked. Now the yips have arose while using the claw.”
“Nothing has helped. I have tried lessons, usually the coach just concentrates on technique.”
“Changed putters, changed grips on putters, anchoring, belly putters, several different putting grips e.g. claw, left hand low.”
What’s the problem with these common approaches? They all focus on the physical side of putting or chipping.
Will they work?
For most of my students, they are a temporary solution, but the yips usually return.
That’s because the yips are a mental issue. They start in the mind. I know it feels physical to you, but the mind is driving your stroke.
You can keep changing grips, technique, putters, routines, etc. but will this solve the yips long-term? Probably not.
To solve the yips, you first have to come to the realization that they start in the mind and not your putter or grip.
Related Article: The Yips And Learning To Shut Off The Mental Chatter
This is a hard realization for most golfer because:
- They don’t want to admit a mental weakness.
- The mental game is not as tangible.
- It’s easier to change grips or putters or technique.
- They don’t know where to start to overcome the yips.
You must get over all these hurdles if you want to improve your putting or chipping and be rid of the yips.
The keys to overcoming the yips:
- Admit that putting or chipping yips are mental and stop band-aiding it with new putters and grips.
- Work on your freedom of the stroke using the practice drills you downloaded from my website at putting-yips.com.
- Address the fear of failure or other fears that keep you stuck in the yips cycle.
You can learn my entire program for how to break the yips cycle with my video program available on DVD or via download.
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?
Check out: Breaking the Yips Cycle
Golfers: Learn how to overcome the fear that keeps you stuck in a vicious cycle
Instructors: Learn how to give your students the mental game edge.
Coaches: Help your team members play with freedom instead of fear or tension.
What are Golf Psychology Students Saying?
“I wanted to tell you I have broken out of the yips short putt issues. I have won 2 of the last 3 competitions. Right now my putting confidence is sky high. I HAD the putt yips for past 6 years. I contribute the success to two of your drills. First focus hard on the hole, forget about all else. It took awhile to get the 100% focus, but I could see the results coming. Then your advice “Let go and trust your ability.” Immediate result. Wow what a relief. Having putted for so long under yip pressure, I now feel I can be put under extreme pressure to win the club championship. I now look forward to short putts.”
Download Our FREE Anti-Yips Putting Drills
Do you spend most of your practice time trapped by stroke or mechanics on the practice green?
Are you unsure how to practice to hep you overcome the putting yips?
Golfers: Learn how to putt with freedom using proven putting drills!
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What are golfers saying about our putting yips drills?
“Patrick–something seems really weird here. You are giving out so much good material to help with the yips, and I feel like I am stealing from you! I really like your style! You don’t see that very often–ever as a mater of fact! You are an amazing guy!”
Overcome The Yips With Expert Mental Game Coaching!
Master mental game coach Dr. Patrick Cohn can help you overcome your mental game issues with personal coaching.
You can work with Dr. Patrick Cohn himself in Orlando, Florida or via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone. Call us toll free at 888-742-7225 or contact us for more information about the different coaching programs we offer!
What are our mental coaching students saying?
“I write you because it’s been 6 months since I started the program Breaking the Yips Cycle. Before that I was putting with a long putt and due to the ban on anchoring I switched to a short putt and started your program. The yips program has helped me a lot. I have been able to focus on what matters instead of thinking about the outcome or fearing a yippy stroke.”
~Ricardo Abogabir C.