Golf Yips, Baseball Yips: BOTOX Not the Cure

Just thought I’d share an article in the Los Angeles Times today about the yips. They talked to an expert who to me seems boxed in by traditional medical approaches (traditional here in the West, that is!) “Perhaps one day there will be a pill you can take,” he comments.   Well, he may be right.…

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Golfing Yips: Are you a Half or Half-not?

Check out the yips in Wikipedia and you see this: In golf, the yips is a movement disorder known to interfere with putting. The term yips is said to have been popularized by Tommy Armour — a golf champion and later golf teacher — to explain the difficulties that led him to abandon tournament play.…

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Baseball Yips = Putting Yips = Pole Vaulting Yips

You know about the golfing yips, the putting yips, the throwing yips/throwing problem.  But it’s always interesting to see it in other sports. The Australian Olympic team captain Steve Hooker is suffering from the pole vaulting yips right now. As you’ll see on this video What does he need to do? Think positive!? Well, yes. …

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What Are the Yips?

One way I look at the yips problem is that it is an injury.  Not a typical arm injury, such as a torn labrum, but one just as debilitating. The “yips” are an emotional injury. Scientists agree there is more to us humans than what meets the eye.  But we in the West are trained…

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Does Botox Cure Yips

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Yips Explained Part 2: Get Rid of the Yips in Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Pizza Delivery

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Yips Explained Part 1: Using the 3 Parts of Your Brain Explains Baseball Yips, Golf Yips

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Tiger Woods’ Yips

I don’t buy this thing about the driver, but it is interesting.

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Golf Yips and Tiger Woods

Here’s an interesting comment from Padraig Harrington re: Tiger Woods and what his biggest issue is now, technical or mental. Q. Do you think he’s fighting more of a mental barrier than a technical barrier? P�DRAIG HARRINGTON: You know, in the end of the day, I was having this discussion a bit with other players…

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This Week in The Yips! (baseball yips, putting yips, etc.)

Hey Yipper Nation: Here’s a quickie on one player I spoke to this week: A player who got the yips playing in high school as he was gearing up for his run at college baseball is entering his Sr. year at a big time college. He’s played great, including a strong summer in the infield…

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