[ UK /jˈɪps/ ]
  1. nervous tension that causes an athlete to fail (especially causes golfers to miss short putts)
    to avoid the yips he changed his style of putting
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How To Use yips In A Sentence

  • It would be a shame to lose your test place for a minor dose of the yips.
  • Historically, most of the people who use long putters or belly putters are golfers who have mental demons—I hate to use the 'Y' word for that dreaded affliction known as the yips—or maybe have trouble bending over because of some physical ailment," said Mike Davis, the USGA's executive director, in an interview. Long Putters Shake Off the Stigma
  • What wondrous words would we hear in place of little "yips" and "grrrs"? Fifille - French Word-A-Day
  • He was fighting demons like a golfer fights the yips with his putter.
  • The yips are a motor-sensory disorder.
  • Everybody who has ever had the yips knows this ultimate frustration - you don't feel a yip in a practice swing.
  • A small step for the blogosphere, but a giant leap for bunyips!
  • If you don't have the yips, I would try to steer you away from the longer putter.
  • He never came back from the yips.
  • The yips are the biggest reason I don't play on the Champions Tour.
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