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Is Your Putting Holding You Back?

The Golf Psychology Podcast

Release Date: 05/17/2020

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The Golf Psychology Podcast

Do you start off strong but get the yips on the back nine? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Kim who had this to say about his game: "Last week I practiced your drills for the yips the day before playing in the weekly comp. I started off with a bang - could not miss a putt! Then on the back nine the yips came back causing me to miss a couple of short putts! I wonder why?" Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about how to overcome anxieties on the golf course....

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Is Your Putting Holding You Back? show art Is Your Putting Holding You Back?

The Golf Psychology Podcast

Does your putting hold you back from playing your best in tournaments? In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Connor who had this to say about his game: I played in my State Am the other week and had the worst putting rounds of my life. I was not nervous at all and hit the ball really well. Typically, I'm a good putter but for some reason I was lost on the greens. I had a couple of 4 putts through 54 holes which hasn't happened to me ever. Usually in AM tournaments my putting is the one...

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Does your putting hold you back from playing your best in tournaments?

In this week's golf psychology session, mental game of golf expert and author of The Mental Game of Golf, Dr. Cohn, responds to a question from Connor who had this to say about his game:

I played in my State Am the other week and had the worst putting rounds of my life. I was not nervous at all and hit the ball really well. Typically, I'm a good putter but for some reason I was lost on the greens. I had a couple of 4 putts through 54 holes which hasn't happened to me ever. Usually in AM tournaments my putting is the one thing that causes me issues. Feel free to talk about it on the podcast!

Listen to the podcast now to learn what Dr. Cohn has to say about overcoming putting woes.

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Dr. Patrick Cohn is a golf psychology expert and author of the "Golfer's Mental Edge" audio program and Breaking The Yips Cycle DVD program. He teaches amateur to tour professional golfers how to improve their mental game of golf using golf psychology strategies developed over the last 30+ years of his career.