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 … [Read more...] about Tommy Fleetwood’s Driver Yips
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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
Taking Practice Putting to The Course In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Don who wants to know why golfers struggle on the greens when putting. Visit Sports Psychology for Athletes at Peaksports.com and click on contact us to submit your mental game question for Dr. Cohn to answer in his mental game videocast or … [Read more...] about How to Trust Your Stroke on The Course