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Chipping Yips SOS
Anyone here have/had the chipping yips where on the way down, your wrists are oscillating open and closed quickly causing an open and closed clubface and ultimately resulting in a crapshoot at impact?

It's like the chipping version of a car veering off the road and then repeatedly over-correcting until an inevitable crash. Pretty much have lost all confidence here as I either leave the face open and flub it short and right, or even worse, shut the face down and blast it left and way long. Contact has gotten really poor too probably because of lack of confidence.

Feel like I've tried everything... light and firm grip pressure, strictly fundamentals, weak, strong, and neutral grip, little wrist, more wrist, no wrist like a putter, setup, just hitting it without thinking (until I inevitably do on the downswing), taking time off, heavily drinking, etc, etc.. I've even started putting from as far as 30 yards the green when available, and it's beginning to leak into those super long putts as well.

Been more than a few years and counting and I'm at my wit's end, but I'm coming to you TD and any suggestions are appreciated.


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It's a shame because the rest of my game is currently close to as good as it's ever been, and chipping and pitching used to be the strength of my game as I could get up and down from damn near anywhere.


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re: Chipping Yips SOS
This may sound weird, but look in front of the ball.



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Try chipping with a split grip... your lead hand at the very top of the grip and your trail hand at the very bottom. Like you’re gripping a hockey stick.

Another option would be to grip way down and lock the shaft into the inside of your left arm and chip with a putting stroke. You need to play for a lot more runout like this cause you’ll be delofting a lot, but it will make your impact perfect and take your right hand out of the equation, which is what’s causing your problems


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Played with a man that chipped one handed.

Seem to work for him.

Go see a pro is probably the best answer.
Also, some of it is likely mental.



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Have you tried different clubs? 7/8i? Does it happen with those clubs?


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I have the chipping yips also. Must have watched every you tube videos on that channel. Maybe that's the problem.


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9Fiddy
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re: Chipping Yips SOS
Try this. It’s my go to technique when I’m struggling around the greens and getting too wristy

YouTube


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Try this. It’s my go to technique


Forward press and use a putting stroke.

It's the same as Phil's hinge and hold, but you're setting the hinge early. It's what I do.

Also, I love using a 7 or 8 iron around the green.


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Usually my issue is a I pull my head up too soon.


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Also, I love using a 7 or 8 iron around the green.




If you play flat greens that roll an 8 in the swamp, I'm sure this works fine.


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quote:

This may sound weird, but look in front of the ball.


Maybe this will help, because my practice swings are usually ok. Thanks

It's kinda like my brain short-circuits when there's a ball present and thinks either the clubface is open or closed coming down and tries to repeatedly correct.


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Pretty much have lost all confidence


This is such a huge part of chipping IMO, you really have to commit. I agree with a lot of the physical advice here but from a mental standpoint you have to commit 100% to your swing and not worry about the outcome, it goes where it goes.


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If you play flat greens that roll an 8 in the swamp, I'm sure this works fine.

It works anywhere you can roll a put which is what the OP is doing.
This post was edited on 5/4 at 10:21 am


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your wrists are oscillating open and closed quickly causing an open and closed clubface and ultimately resulting in a crapshoot at impact?


keep your right shoulder moving through impact...The only reason you need to use your wrists is because your shoulder stops.

Shorten your backswing and force your right shoulder to finish infront of your chin on chip/pitch shots.


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BMoney
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If you can make it through the BS from the Fore Play guys here, Kisner has some great chipping fundamental tips.

Kevin Kisner Chipping Tips

- light grip pressure
- keep your elbows in front of your hips
- butt of the club moves at the same rate as your chest


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Phil Mickelson tips

I like Phil's short video chipping tips.


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Maybe this will help, because my practice swings are usually ok. Thanks


I think I get too “ball focused” at times.

Ultimately, you are moving a club through an arc and the ball is collected and sent towards it’s “home.”

Full disclosure, I got to spitting distance on a 499 par 5 the other day, bladed a wedge, then shank one, made 7.

I melt at odd times.
This post was edited on 5/4 at 1:55 pm


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re: Chipping Yips SOS
This is caused by just using the hands and arms.

The forward swing has to be initiated by a gentle kick of the right knee and the chest has to keep turning through; the arms just ride with the chest. The arms and hands have to very passive.


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Been more than a few years and counting and I'm at my wit's end, but I'm coming to you TD and any suggestions are appreciated.



Almost sounds like thinking too much. I do a drill for swing muscle memory were I line 10 balls up and hit the balls in one after another giving myself no more than 3-4 sec to set up and hit it. You would be surprised how consistent the whole group of shots are. I tend to stand over the ball too long and think of bad things that could go wrong ...


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