What Should You Focus On While Over The Ball?

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 stroke?" I think you mean that you lose focus over the ball. Some players describe it as blanking … [Read more...]

What’s the Number One Drill for the Yips?

  What's the number one drill to help you overcome the yips? This is the topic of a recent question one golfer asked in my golf yips survey: "With all your experience, what would be the number one drill/advice that works for 'most' golfers you work with?" The honest answer is that I don't have one drill that helps golfer stop yipping.... If you recall my version of the yips cycle: The YIPS Cycle: PAST YIPS OR … [Read more...]

How Do You Know You Have The Yips Or A Bad Stroke?

How do you know you have the yips or if you have a stroke problem? When you have the yips, you: Can put freely on the practice green but not on the course. You can make 20 putts in a row from 3 feet during practice, but not in competition. You have a smooth stroke in practice, but it get jerky on the course. When the stroke is causing the misses: You can't make 20 three-footers in a row in practice. You can't start the ball on … [Read more...]

Breaking The Yips Cycle – Success Story From Actual Golfer

Many golfers who struggle with the yips lose hope. They feel as though their stroke is being controlled by a "demon" that won't let go. They reach a point that they want to give up golf due to the frustration.  That's how Mike felt about his golf game until he was able to successfully break the yips cycle in golf. Watch the video below to hear how Dr. Cohn was able to get Mike out of the frustrating yips cycle. Play Video Below Not only was … [Read more...]

Tiger Woods Has the Chipping Yips Says Old Coach Haney

In a recent article in Sporting News, Haney reveals why Woods has the chipping yips. A few experts have said that Tiger has gotten too technical with his swing (I’ve always said he has too many “cooks in the kitchen” to think clearly), which is the culprit. Changing mechanics or going too deep into a practice mindset can start a downward spiral and cause players to get the chippping yips. The tendency is to over think and this leads to over con … [Read more...]

All About Chipping Yips

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 golf. I often work with students who have the chipping yips, but I think they are more rare than the putting yips. What are the chipping yips? The yips in chipping, similar to putting, happen when a golfer feels he's jerking or hacking at the ball close to impact. The swing breaks down at impact and slams into the … [Read more...]