What’s the Number One Drill For The Yips?

Drills to Overcome 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:The yips cycle

You have to address the yips at every part of the yips cycle.

However, the two most important things you must do to overcome the yips include:

  1. Free up your stroke in practice and on the course
  2. Get beyond the fear of failure or embarrassment

Confidence will return to your game when you can free up your putting and learn to putt freely on the course.

However, in order to putt freely you have have to overcome your specific fear about missing easy chip shots or short putts.

This is why it makes it hard for me to give you one drill to help you with the yips…

But a great place to start is with my Anti-Yips Practice Drills, which helps you learn how to putt freely again.

If you missed my drills, you can download them here:


The next thing you have to do is uncover the specific fear that you have about missing putts or chip shots. And it’s not about missing per se, but what comes with missing–what I call the aftermath of missing.

For example, do you worry about what others will think if you continue to yip?

Do you question if you should continue to play golf if you can’t perform up to your potential?

If you can do these two important steps, you are much closer to putting or chipping freely!

Related: How Much Should You Think in Golf?

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?

“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 a very low handicap and of course I have great rounds during the years, but you have taken me to a new level by curing the yips. I have just read your report again, and now I get the point in your comparing with throwing darts. I am very grateful – if you visit Denmark I will invite you out for dinner.”
~Søren Meinertsen


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!

Download our FREE putting report and drills to help you unlock your putting potential today!

What are golfers saying about our putting yips drills?

“I saw that he was not discouraged when he was not playing well. We have to give credit to the work you have done with him. The turnaround in his game has been quite dramatic.”
~Mike Fitzpatrick

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?

“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!”
~O’Jay Omlid

1 thought on “What’s the Number One Drill For The Yips?”

  1. My favorite drill for overcoming the yips is the ladder drill. Just step up and putt the ball. If you miss, start over again, who cares. It will quickly take the fear of missing a putt away.


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