Strategies to Overcome The Putting Yips Golf is a challenging and sometimes frustrating game... One day you are playing great and the next day you are hitting the ball all over the place. So, how do golfers respond to having a bad round? Many of these golfers go the "figure things out" route. This can be a very slippery slope that digs them further into a rut. This is often how this route unfolds... You’ve played well for a few weeks then, … [Read more...] about According to Haney, Jordan Spieth Has The Yips
This LPGA Player Overcame The Yips "Will I be able to get over it?" "Is the yips something that can be cured?" These are the thoughts in the minds of golfers who feel trapped by the yips. It’s an uneasy feeling when you feel like a novice just learning the game despite playing the game for a number of years. When you have the yips... The simple seems complicated... Your once comfortable putting stroke or swing feels … [Read more...] about How Danielle Kang Overcame the Yips
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
Keys to Overcome The Yips in Golf Frustration is the one emotion a golfer cannot afford to carry from hole to hole. Yet every golfer has experienced frustration after missing a fairway, landing in the water, pushing a putt past the cup or double bogeying in the middle of one of their best rounds. You can probably identify several instances when frustration blocked you from playing your best... Best case scenario, your frustration after a … [Read more...] about Can Golfers Control the Yips?
Why Do Golfers Miss Short Putts? In “Sports Psychology Sessions with Doc,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers a question from Don who wants to know what he can do to improve his putting on the golf course. 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 podcast. Here’s the question Dr. Patrick Cohn answers this week: “On short … [Read more...] about How The Yips Causes Golfers to Miss Short Putts
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?
What Thoughts Do You Have Before Making A Putt Or Shot? I discuss with my personal coaching students frequently about the last thought over the ball because it is so critical for good execution... When you have the yips, you think about everything you shouldn't think about--before you take the putter back (or during the stroke). These thoughts might include: "Will I yip again?" "Don't miss it on the low side." "How silly will I … [Read more...] about Why The Last Thought When Putting Is Critical
When Tour Pros Get The Yips You know I have to talk about Els battle with the yips at the Masters... Some golfers have a flurry of yips, some golfers see the yips snowball and ruin a round of golf... Then there are a few golfers who get hit hard by the yips like an avalanche that haunts them throughout a string of tournaments. Ernie Els, a Hall of Fame golfer, knows firsthand the crushing effects of the yips. Els has won four major … [Read more...] about How Ernie Els Responded to The Yips
Why Do Some Golfers Struggle With Long Putts? Most golfers I work with struggle mostly with short putts, Why? Golfers are expected to make the short ones, right? This leads to more perceived pressure and thus more worry about missing, which leads to over control in my yips cycle model. But today, I'm talking about golfers who struggle with long putts, which is not as common when talking about the yips or putting problems. Here's a … [Read more...] about Do You Have The Yips On Long Putts?
How to Simplify Your Putting Mark, a golfer who had the yips wrote me last month to say that he had stopped his tinkering with putting and was putting much better... "Dr. Cohn.. amazing! I have not had the yips since you posted my comment about reading books on putting and how it triggered the yips. Somehow reading that story was like a release for me.. haven't yip since" said Mark. For Mark, tinkering with his putting mechanics and grip is … [Read more...] about Do You Make Putting Too Complex?