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Try Weakening Your Left Hand To Eliminate The Yips

If you’re suffering from the Yips, there’s a good chance that you have too much hand action in your chips.  A sure way to help tame those herky jerky hands is to weaken your Left Hand Grip.  I mean REALLY weaken it!  I.e, turn it so that the ‘V’ formed by your left thumb and forefinger is actually pointing towards your left shoulder.

Also, try hitting the shot just like a putt – ONLY, you’ll be playing the ball back in your stance with the hands forward.  I’d also recommend that you control the stroke primarily with a pendulum type of action with your shoulders. The hands and arms just go along for the ride.  It won’t take you much time to find that you’ll be hitting your chips much more solid with a controlled spin.

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Eliminate Excess Movement with The Pullback Drill

Without a doubt, I think the majority of high handicap golfers ‘Move Too Much’ in their swings and have too many unnecessary and wasted movements.  

One of the reasons tour player’s golf swings look so effortless is because they don’t have any hitches ad glitches, and their swings are actually very simple motions  where not much can go wrong.

Years ago, one of my longtime friends and 2011 PGA Teacher of the Year, Mike Malaska showed me a drill called the PULL BACK DRILL – which comes in 3 parts, and is simple to execute.  What I couldn’t (and still can’t believe) is that I absolutely Couldn’t Miss when hitting my shots with this drill! Whenever you feel that your swing gets off, and has too many excessive movements, give the PULL BACK DRILL a try, and it’ll surely get your swing centered and powerful!

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