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I will never be a good golfer & no not one to practice or go to the range. I like hitting the ball, playing 18 & lucky to be a member & get out quite a bit during the May-October golfing season.

No I will not drive it 250+ or be a wizard with the flat stick, but started to feel pretty competent by the end of 2019, shooting low/mid 80's, making few mistakes and generally working my way around the course.

This year once we started posting scores in June, my HC is going up and up and no idea what to do.

I have too developed serious yips on my chipping by the green (40 yards in), often hitting it sideways.

Fortunately I am usually in play off the tee, but it is an adventure from there on in.

Before I didn't need to concentrate and simply was pretty easy to walk up, choose my club and swing, make decent contact and the ball was in the air somewhere in the direction of the hole.

Yesterday I was 0-18 in GIR's. Have had that happen a few times this year. Generally should be 5-7.

I was excited seeing my HC almost in single digits and now lucky to be 14.....

Luckily am out 3-5X/wk so it isn't a lack of play.

Sure I'll arrive early and work on some chipping, but no idea what is going on.

Any ideas or help is much appreciated????

 

 

 

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Do you want to be a slasher and a hack all your life? If so, continue what you are doing. If not, you need to get some good instruction and spend a lot of time on the range and practice what you've

Send me a PM and I can advise you on the next steps. I work with golfers from all over the world who suffer from the yips, and have a webcam based remote lesson program with a proven track record for

Do you want to be a slasher and a hack all your life? If so, continue what you are doing.

If not, you need to get some good instruction and spend a lot of time on the range and practice what you've been taught.

It's that cut and dried.

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agree. First thing i would do though is keep my stats for the next 3-5 rounds so you know exactly where the problems are. Then find a good instructor and show him/her my findings

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what you need is a lesson...hitting 2-3 balls whilst having a crap swing ain't gonna help you at all.

 

the yips thing can be handled relatively easy in a lesson; but you'll have to practice with whatever drills and whatnot the pro gives you.

 

 

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Rebulit my swing at 56. It doesn't get much harder than that. And yes, I still have to work on the same damnn things over and over again, but it works.

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Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
Rogue 3iron Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
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Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.75"
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I fear many of us are destined to repeat, for the rest of our lives, our swing tendencies.

The insignificant advice I would give is to do some stretching / physical training. Make sure your body is capable of doing what you mind is telling it to do.

The lessons you took in the past are still applicable today. Work on what those lessons suggested

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This worked for me when I had the yips that looked like an anxiety attack. Bought a Cleveland smart sole wedge and chipper. They really are easier to hit , and the look is so unique that I felt like it had a shock to my system.

I had to swing them in a completely different manner, w/simplified swing thoughts. In time the yips subsided. Got lucky with that strategy. Went back to more traditional wedges. Kept the chipper in the bag.

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Agree with lessons from a "qualified" instructor. I took a few lessons from local pros but never made any improvement till I got online lessons from instructors on WRX. A good instructor will get you more consistent with what you've got if you don't want to do a complete rebuild.

As for the yips, I've battled them for probably close to a decade. Chipping never came natural to me even as a junior. Have chunked and skulled so many shots that I would pull putter almost every time I was off the green. Finally turned the corner this year by opening the wedge a hair to engage the bounce, and using the chest to rotate the club to the finish. I try and take the feel out of my hands and arms as much as possible and accelerate through the shot. I've hit more good shots around the green in the last five rounds then I had the entire previous year. I'm cautiously optimistic as my confidence is very fragile around the green but I don't fear a basic pitch anymore. The anxiety near the green is almost non-existant and I expect to hit a good shot now. I thought I was a head case before but good technique can quickly cure the yips. Highly reccommend watching the TXG youtube video with Gareth Raflewski. "Get into the turf"! (with the bounce)

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