This actually made me curious - why do so many courses offer junior golf rates? (hopefully this isn't OT)
The only thing I could think of is that people make purchasing choices based on perceived value. So they're more likely to pay $40 for a round of golf if it's a discount from a $50 "standard" rate. That could apply to the college students as well...but probably only helps if a course is in a college town where you want to specifically compete for those golfers over others.
I always did pretty darn well putting until I got into a best ball or scramble, when I felt pressured to perform for others. Odd it never affected the other parts of my game. My one buddy told me at a the fourth hole during a big time scramble by an auto manufacturers engineering corps: "I asked you here for your driver and irons, just putt first and give us a read". They didn't need to putt 6 of the holes coming in. He was also a great personnel manager.
I guess to me yips is when you make a tight nervy stroke accelerating through the ball. It starts with a few bad rounds and then you start hyper-focussing to make things worse. At some point it spirals out to a point where even the thought of standing over a 4 footer induces terror. Ernie Els' 6 putt comes to mind.
Like a medical condition? Hmm. Will have to think about it.
Certainly agree with the solution. To be clear, I never thought I had yips. I have posted in another putting thread that you gotta shake it up physically. You nailed it when you told me to stop accelerating.
Maybe @billchaois right. I don't understand what real yips is.