The Putting Yips And Missing Short Putts

In “Sessions with Doc,” golf psychology expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn, answers your sports psychology and mental training questions. Visit 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 mental game question Dr. Patrick Cohn answers this week:

“On short putts I will either be short or I will stab at it and run it by. On the practice green I can easily make a high percentage from 4-5 feet range. Well, why does this happen on the course and not in practice and how can I improve?”

Dr. Patrick Cohn is a Mental Game Coach to tour professional golfers, collegiate golfers, and junior golfers. He’s also the author of the books, The Mental Game of Golf, Peak Performance Golf, The Mental Art of Putting, and Going Low.

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