Using Mental Imagery To Overcome The Yips I found an article in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, about decreasing the putting “yips” – in which golfers experience a sudden tremor, freezing, or jerking motion while putting. The researchers suggest that the yips have both physical and psychological connections, and the more than 25 percent of professional golfers acquire the yips. In the article, the authors wanted to see if using … [Read more...] about Mental Imagery And The Putting Yips
Understand Golf Yips
Focusing on The Process in Golf The definition of the yips for golfers has changed over time. Some experts would say that golfers who have muscle spasms or unwanted physical movements affecting players' shot making have the yips. Other yips experts would say that golfers with mental game or anxiety-related problems such as choking lead to the yips. Most would agree that the 'yips' are become worse when players feel more stress and anxiety … [Read more...] about 3 Tips to Cure The Putting 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?
Where Do The Yips Come From? One of the most studied phenomenon’s in the game of golf is the sudden appearance of the putting “yips”. Symptoms of the yips include jerks, tremors and freezing, which cause performance problems for tournament players. Related Article: Performance Anxiety and Golf Putting Yips Research suggests that the yips add approximately 4.7 strokes to affected golfers scores for 18 holes of golf. However, the cause … [Read more...] about What Causes Yips Symptoms?
Are the chipping yips caused by a mental or physical problem? The debate is still ongoing and the answer depends on who you ask in golf. I often work with students who have the chipping yips, but I think they are more rare than the putting yips. What are the chipping yips? The yips in chipping, similar to putting, happen when a golfer feels he's jerking or hacking at the ball close to impact. The swing breaks down at impact and slams into the … [Read more...] about All About Chipping Yips
What Causes The Yips? Are the putting or golf yips caused my mental or physical problems? Depends on who you ask about this phenomenon... Golf psychologists will say the yips are all in the mind. Some golf instructors will say that it's a physical problem. I have the same debate with my motocross students who are afflicted with something called "arm pump." Arm pump is when the racer's arms get so tight due to lactic acid build up, he … [Read more...] about Are The Yips Physical or Mental?
How Do You Know If You Have The Yips? Not every golfer will experience the putting yips during a career... According to Wikipedia, Mayo Clinic researchers found that more than one-third of all serious golfers have had the yips at one time. Long-time golfers, who have played for 25 years or more are more likely to get the golf yips. That's a pretty big number, but at least half of all golfers never experience the yips in their … [Read more...] about Do You Have the Yips?
The Putting Yips in Golf The putting "yips" are one of golf's most perplexing challenges... Golf and putting is not fun if you think you have the yips. The yips have driven more good golfers to give up the game than any other golfing challenge. When players label themselves as having the putting yips, they think they have an incurable disease. Putting confidence declines and the fear of missing putts makes matters worse. Players who … [Read more...] about What Are The Putting Yips?