What Do The Yips Feel Like For Golfers? [Video]

What Are The Putting Yips?

In this short video, Dr. Cohn explains the putting yips.

You learn the cause of the tips and some of the wrong ideas about the yips in putting.

Golfers ask Dr. Cohn questions about the putting yips, chipping yips and full-swing yips.

Do you feel as if the club moves itself like you have not control over the putter?

Golfers describe the yips as a flinching, stopping, jabbing or hitting motion at the ball.

The yips are mental and have nothing to do with your putter or technique.

The putting yips are fear driven, which leads to over control and a lack of freedom.

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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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Overcome The Yips and Enjoy Golf Again!

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?

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.

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

What are Golf Psychology Students Saying?

“The mental side is everything in golf—the ability to see your shot or line and trust that you can hit that shot or putt. Dr. Cohn has helped me trust my game and putting stroke.
~Frank Lickliter, PGA Tour, Nike Tour Winner


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“I went on to the putting green right after receiving your mail. What a great feeling of freedom. No tense at all, smiling and more consistent than ever before. I have great rounds during the years, but you have taken me to a new level with you tips for the yips. I am very grateful – if you visit Denmark I will invite you out for dinner.”

~Søren Meinertsen, Denmark

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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’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

1 thought on “What Do The Yips Feel Like For Golfers? [Video]”

  1. By far the worst golf affliction suffered by a player is the yips. I have had them for numerous spells and have played golf for over 60 years and more than 50 years competitively. At 71 I am still single digit , but have to admit when going thru a siege it is torture. Many great players have been unable to conquer them completely….Hogan, Snead, Miller to name a few.. I have found various techniques to temporarily solve the dilemma and have to continually think of different solutions …sometimes daily or weekly. My most recent technique has been…..concentrating on hitting the ball with the toe half of the blade on all putts under 10 feet.
    FOR NOW it takes my mind off the result. Tomorrow I may have to think of something else. My experience has told me that the yips are more likely to happen to the more motivated golfer and one who has played a great deal of competitive golf. The shorter the putt the more severe the problem.


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