How to Stop The Full Swing Yips Yips is a dirty four-letter word to most golfers... They won’t say it, don’t want to hear about it and certainly don’t want to think about it. It is as if the yips are some kind of incurable virus contracted by mere thought or expression. Well, thought does play a huge part in the yips. The yips have a significant mental component. The yips are fertilized by negative thoughts, such as: "What’s wrong … [Read more...] about Tommy Fleetwood’s Driver Yips
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Overcoming The Full-Swing Yips The yips can drive your out of the game of golf. Standing over a five-foot putt knowing there is a good chance you will miss creates intense anxiety. This leads to tension and over control of the stroke causing your to flinch or jab at the ball. Imagine how difficult it is to play with the full swing yips! Yes, the yips can manifest in any part of your game. The yips or even excess tension can affect your … [Read more...] about How Stenson Overcame the Full-Swing Yips
PGA Tour Players With The Yips Why aren't some Tour Pro's able to overcome the yips when money is no object? We’ve seen Kevin Na, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, even Tiger Woods get the yips over the last couple of years. You’ve heard of the statement: Money doesn’t buy happiness, right? Well, money does not buy a yip-free stroke in this case, especially if you jump from golf instructor to instructor or buy the best raining … [Read more...] about Why do Tour Pros Struggle With The Yips?
Do The Yips Come Out Under Pressure? Sam recently wrote in to tell me he's working on my anti-yips practice drills he downloaded. But there is a catch... He said he can putt well in practice, but in competition, "when the round means something" his right hand is over active. Here's what he said: "The practice drills helped a lot. I have been practicing with your drills during a practice round and I didn't miss anything within 6 foot. … [Read more...] about Your Mindset And The Yips When It Means More
Confidence With Short Putts Having expectations for your golf game contributes to the yips cycle and here is why... Whether you expect to yip a shot or expect to make all three-footers, expectations don’t help you swing the club or putter freely. Expectations are unwritten demands that you place on yourself about your performance or golf scores. For example, “I should hit all my putts solidly” is a common expectation golfers have when … [Read more...] about Do You Expect to Make Short Putts?
Over-Controlling Your Putts Golf can test your nerves and composure... Do you fear missing easy putts or three-putting a hole when playing under pressure? Thoughts about outcome and missing can cause muscle tension leading some golfers to hold the putter with a death grip... In the yips cycle, fear leads to over control. Over control leads to tension, which causes jerky movements in your putting stroke. Many golfers turned to belly … [Read more...] about Did You Change Your Putter to Beat The Yips?
Overcoming The Yips 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 … [Read more...] about Breaking The Yips Cycle Success Story
I just watched an impressive round during the 2012 Players Championship. Kevin Na shot 68 to take a one-shot lead going into the final round. But what’s impressive is that he did it with the full swing yips. After the round in the media center, he said the problem with his full swing started when he changed his swing and set up in 2011. Today, he still feels uncomfortable over the ball with his balance and can’t hit the shot until it feels … [Read more...] about Kevin Na Battles the Full-Swing Yips
Overcoming The Full Swing Yips Charles Barkley an 11-time, All-Star basketball Hall-of-Famer, NBA MVP and Olympic gold medalist is said to have the worst swing in golf due to the yips. Take a look for yourself. Barkley worked with golf instuctor Hank Haney to help him improve his game and overcome the golf swing yips, which Haney stated, "was one of the biggest challenges of his career." Can Haney’s knowledge and experience help Barkley’s … [Read more...] about Charles Barkley’s Full Swing Yips
What are the full-swing yips in golf? The full-swing yips are another variety of the yips in golf. They are different than the putting yips. I have worked with players who had problems with the full swing. But I think the golf swing yips are much rarer than the chipping or putting yips. When you have the full swing yips, you simply can't swing at the ball freely. Charles Barkley, the famous basketball player, who took up golf had one version of … [Read more...] about What are Golf Swing Yips?