Don't Let the Yips Take Control The yips can break a golfer mentally, which leads to giving up golf altogether. Imagine, for a couple of months you are playing some of your best golf of your life and it all unraveled a few weeks later. An effortless swing turns into a mechanical forced stroke. What was once easy now seems scary. The memories of past successes are … [Read more...] about The Role of the Mind in the Golf Yips
Putting Yips Articles
Strategies to Overcome The Putting Yips Golf is a challenging and sometimes frustrating game... One day you are playing great and the next day you are hitting the ball all over the place. So, how do golfers respond to having a bad round? Many of these golfers go the "figure things out" route. This can be a very slippery slope that digs them further into a rut. This is often … [Read more...] about According to Haney, Jordan Spieth Has The Yips
Do You Have an Avoidance Mindset in Putting? Mark wrote in recently to share his view of the yips cycle... "The biggest thing I see is a shift in mindset from opportunity (chance to make birdie) to fear (just don’t 3 putt)," Mark said. Well said. I totally agree... I call this shift into an avoidance mindset. You focus more on avoiding missing, not three-putting, or … [Read more...] about Do You Focus on Making or Fear Missing?
Focusing on Your Line or Pace When Putting I was working with one of my yips students this week. He said that he always looks at the putter during the stroke. He wanted to know if this was the correct thing to do... Other golfers have tried looking at a spot on the ball or in front of the ball with mixed results. Remember that the yips is an over control phenomenon. This … [Read more...] about Should You Focus on Your Stroke When Putting?
How to Beat The Yips in Golf The yips are not solely a putting issue. The yips can occur in any part of a golfer’s game. No matter where the yips manifest, the mental anguish can ruin a golfer for prolonged periods of time. The yips are not the inability to make shots... Actually, the yips are the inability to swing the club smoothly or freely. The strange thing about … [Read more...] about Putting, Chipping, or Driver Yips, It’s Still the Yips