Regardless of how or when the yips arrive in your golf game
One simple fact overrides all others
The feelings of helplessness that follow
Are not fun
Mainly because as hard as you try to hit the right putt or shot
Head out to practice in an attempt to try and get rid of them
Or try the latest great piece of advice you have been given
That’s supposedly the ‘sure fire cure’
Once the yips have arrived
You are simply not in control of what’s going on
In that area of you golf game
And yet the rest of your game may be fine
The yips are one of the most frustrating things you will ever experience
And that’s putting it nicely!
Failure to get past them ends up causing thousands of golfers each year
To simply give up the game they love
Even though the rest of their game may well still be very good
For an example on that check out my story here
So this study is born out of two things
Firstly my quest to find out exactly why these things turn up
I’d like to find the answers to such questions as;
Why do the yips only affect some golfers?
How is it that some golfers are able to get past them?
Has age, gender, length of time spent golfing and skill level at the game – really got anything to do with it?
Why is it golfers seem to get either putting or chipping yips but not both at the same time?
Are driver yips really caused by the same thing as putting and chipping yips?
If so, why don’t golfers report suffering from 3 wood yips, 3 iron yips or hybrid yips?
Which by the way if you do – please go do the ‘Other yip survey’ straight away so I can find out more about that!
Are there any common factors that can be found that lead to the yips?
Are short putt yips completely different than long putt yips?
Does diet, health or other lifestyle factors have an effect on both the cause and the severity of the yips?
Can I use the information and experiences of as many yip golfers around the world that I can find
To actually come up with some real tools to be able to combat the yips
Because let’s face it
Most people simply don’t have a conclusive answer as to why they happen or an actual cure that works for very long
In my efforts to research the causes and cure of the yips over the past few years
Every study or pseudo study I have looked at so far has a sample of maybe 20 – 40 golfers
Not exactly useful when I estimate that there are
Potentially a million or more golfers around the world who suffer from the yips
So the point of this study is to gather as much information from yips golfers around the world as possible
To see if some commonalities can be found
If it possible that there are some common factors that lead to the yips
It can help to really (once and for all) figure out what causes these things
And in doing so
Come up with the actual cure
So thanks for your time in reading this
And completing whichever survey is relevant to you
One more thing
I urge you to please share this study with as many other golfers as possible
So that they can participate in the survey
An answer that one of the golfers you know gives in this study
May be the one that holds the key to it all
To get rid of your yips
That’s worth making the effort to send it on to them isn’t it?
Together we can beat the yips