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I guess because I have tried so many methods to cure this bane that had demoralized me to point I was thinking of giving up the game, I wonder if there is something here that can help others . The thing I was trying right before this was something called EFT or emotional freedom technique and it involved "tapping" on pressure points on the body and repeating re-assuring phrases--try working that into your Saturday foursome.   The day I first tried this Eagle...
Try this method--I have yipped for 20 years and it has worked wonders for me!  
I am 63 and have dealt with the yips for 20 years. Tried many different putters, stances, dots on the club handle, closing the eyes, looking at the hole, belly putter etc. A friend's instructor showed him this and he passed it along to me. For a while I forgot about it, and then in the middle of one really nasty yipping round, I said what the heck and that was 4 months ago and it has worked like a charm ever since. Give it a real try if you yip and let me know what...
I am so glad the PGA has basically told the USGA and RNA that they should reconsider the ban. The next 3 years should be pretty interesting.
Kvuo, one note on the bright side--I have been playing since I was in my 20's and I'm 63 (almost) and hit the ball just about as good as I ever did. I am able to sense when I am getting off track and how to correct it. Only given up about 5% of my distance at this stage, so you have a long way to go yet. My injury came when I hit a root hidden slightly underground. If I would have seen it, I would never have tried to hit off it and I advise anyone anywhere around a...
A 74 at 6084 par 71 layout. One double bogey marred round. Key to score was a new 5 hybrid, 26 degree that I used to replace 5 and 6 irons, or 155 to 170 yards. Hit it 7 times in round with only one dud going badly off line. Its a Nickent-- I tried a cheap 5h off ebay--a Pinemeadow Excel that was very inconsistent; what do you expect for $ 30 new? Also was putting great with belly putter which later in the year I started yipping despite being anchored. I now use a...
I was taking the possible rule change hard--and it is by no means a sure thing that it will change--but my putting was shaky even with the belly putter. Went back to my short one--an old Titliest Dead Center model and it felt pretty good. Bought a used Rife Two Bar and really liking it. At least I know if the rule does change, its not the end of my golfing world.  
Have golf video games made the game so easy that if people can't play as well in real life then they want to create equipment and methods that can make them better without the challenges that traditional golf offers?   Ha! I'm an older guy and have never liked video games, none of them accurately represent the real thing, and the only one I ever spent much time with (Doom) dried my eyes out from not blinking enough!  I just have the viewpoint that the tptb given the body...
    Whew--that looks pretty weird and not keeping to the traditions of the stroke and grip, hey here's an idea, let's also ban that while we're banning the "unorthodox" anchored stroke.
  I earlier asked what other precedent where something in golf that has been accepted for long term (not like the Sam Snead croquet stroke) was banned and the example of square grooves was brought up. I should have framed the question on a usage basis, not an equipment one. This decision would have much more profound effect on thousands of golfers who would consider giving up the game rather than go back to uncontrollably stabbing at the ball. It ran Ben Hogan out of the...
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