How to Recover From The Yips The unwritten rule about the yips is... Don’t think about the yips... Don’t mention the yips... Don’t talk about the yips... Don’t admit you have the yips! Most golfers refuse to utter the word "yips" as if they have a terminal disease that will ruin their game forever. There is no doubt that the yips can drastically hurt confidence, stirring fear and fostering widespread negative emotions such as; doubt, … [Read more...] about How Kevin Na Battles The Yips
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?
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: You have to … [Read more...] about What’s the Number One Drill For The Yips?
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?
Do Pro Golfers Get The Yips? In a recent article in Sporting News, Haney reveals why Woods has the chipping yips. A few experts have said that Tiger has gotten too technical with his swing (I’ve always said he has too many “cooks in the kitchen” to think clearly), which is the culprit. Changing mechanics or going too deep into a practice mindset can start a downward spiral and cause players to get the chippping yips. The tendency is to … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods Has the Chipping Yips
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 … [Read more...] about What Do The Yips Feel Like For Golfers? [Video]
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