Common Yips Solutions And Why They Fail [Video]

Why Some Yips Solutions Don’t Work

Dr. Patrick Cohn discusses the putting yips, the chipping yips, and the full-swing yips for golfers.

In this video, Dr. Cohn talks about:

The common solutions that golfers use to solve the putting yips including changing their putters, using a new grip, and changing mechanics.

All of these solutions are only temporary for most golfers who are afflicted with the yips.

Changing your grip or putter are physical remedies, but the real issue is psychological.

Changing your putter or grip can help you in the short term, but it’s not a long-term solution.

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Dr. Patrick Cohn is a Mental Game Coach to tour professional golfers, collegiate golfers, and junior golfers. He’s also the author of the books, The Mental Game of Golf, Peak Performance Golf, The Mental Art of Putting, and Going Low.


1. What do the Yips Feel Like for Golfers

2. Common Solutions to the Yips and Why They Fail

3. How do Golfers Know When They Have the Yips?

4. Top Fears Related to the Putting Yips

Dr. Patrick Cohn is a Mental Game Coach to tour professional golfers, collegiate golfers, and junior golfers. He’s also the author of the books, The Mental Game of Golf, Peak Performance Golf, The Mental Art of Putting, and Going Low.


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Golf Yips

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

Instructors: Learn how to give your students the mental game edge.

Coaches: Help your team members play with freedom instead of fear or tension.

Breaking The Yips Cycle: How to Putt, Chip, And Pitch Freely and Enjoy Playing Golf Again

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“Thanks for all your help Dr. Cohn. You can rest assured that all our work came in very handy when I successfully qualified for the European Tour. I’m very happy and extremely thankful to you for helping me achieve this massive goal of qualifying for the European Tour! Thanks a lot again.”
~Alex Rocha, European Tour Player


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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.”
~Kevin Stankewicz

2 thoughts on “Common Yips Solutions And Why They Fail [Video]”

  1. I realize the yips are 100% mental (at least in my case). So the video i watched was not at all helpful. I don’t need to be told what NOT to do. I need to know what TO DO. I have the report and have tried the drills. They’ve helped a little. Also, I’m fine when playing with friends for fun. It’s only in tournaments or with new playing partners that I get the yips again. I have a tournament coming up again next Monday/Tuesday and if i get the yips, I am going to seriously consider giving up tournament golf!

    • Robin: Many golfers still hold onto the physical changes as the remedy as that is what is most comfortable to them. So you are in the minority of golfers who think the yips are mental.


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