Golf tip December 2016 When I see people yipping chips, it’s usually because their left arm stops right before impact. This causes your right hand to flip over, and thus, a yip.(Pic 1) “The trick is to learn to keep your left arm moving through the shot. Set up like you’re going to hit a normal chip.
Take your usual chipping stroke, but when you come to impact, take your right hand off the club. So, your left hand is going to be the only thing holding onto the club. This forces your left arm to power through the shot. Now, deceleration is no longer an option.(Pic 2) After you practice this, go back to your normal shot — but don’t lose that feeling of the left arm accelerating through the ball. If it’s going through the shot with some momentum, you won’t be able to let your right hand do that ugly right hand flip, and you’ll no longer have the yips.
John Wither, PGA Golf Professional, Banyan Golf Club, Hua Hin, www.huahingolfacademy.com, Tel +66 (0) 811426216