First off, I wanna thank all the readers in 95 different countries for continuing to read what I write. I checked the stats and that was the number since February. I assume many of the hits that are small numbers are from random mistakes on a search, so if I get rid of those, it’s still 72 nations…I was surprised to see many hits from nations like Ethiopia.
On to the chipping yips.
Had them and lately, have been helping people get rid of them. I got them when I morphed from a feel approach to a methodical and mechanical approach proposed by (for the Harry Potter fans), The Lord Valdermort of short game.
Basically what happened to me and everyone with chipping problems is something I call hot potato. As soon as the club is about to hit the ball, the arms stop as if the club was a hot potato and you want to let go of it.
The way I have been helping people (and myself) get rid of them is to make sure the arms continue to move. The “feel” that has been working for most is to make sure the right elbow (for right handers) gets all the way to the navel.
Now this is not exactly what is supposed to happen. but the thought has been almost universal in getting rid of the hot potato syndrome.
Obviously you don’t want to hit with all arms, so you have to be rotating. However, most with the chips yips stop their rotation when they stop their arms to hit at the ball.
Others have used this theory to create their own feels.
Like one person who tried this and said, “This made me feel like my right shoulder continued moving toward the target and I like that thought better.”