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, … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods Has the Chipping Yips