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  1. Hello Everyone Over the past 5-6 years ive had massive problems with full swing yips. I gave up playing mostly for the last 2-2.5 years, but im feeling an urge to get back playing. I used to be quite good, i got to a 2 handicap then started to play dreadfully with full swing yips. Ive read some good psychology articles and books, but one thing ive been noticing whilst watching a bit of golf recently is the swings of certain players like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Snedeker are three in particular ive really noticed. If we take this example firstly, i know it
  2. Hi mate thanks for getting in touch. I wouldnt say something else is affecting my golf, but i would say i cant see the point anymore in speding a hard day at work, coming home to put effort into something that i used to do naturally and cant. I just see it as a waste of time, effort and money. I have gone 2 months without playing now and I couldnt care less from a disappointment point of view. However theres this feeling i SHOULD be doing something productive with my out of work life, rather than spending it playing computer games and watching sports on tv. If golf is
  3. I have had lessons in the past. In addition to this ive read countless ideas on the swing by so many people and watched gold constantly. When i was good at golf, i had a swing where i attacked the ball very much from the inside and played with a strong draw. My grip was odd...the left hand pretty neutral but the right hand strong. The swing was very short and had a very fast tempo, not dissimilar to someone like Nicholas Thompson off the PGA tour. I got down to a 2 handicap at lowest, and usually a low 3 handicapper hovering around 2.5, 2.6 index. I wanted to get better as i nev
  4. Its a possibility. It might be the only possibility to be honest. Its just too much effort and emotional toil to be worth it now the way im going. I dont get any enjoyment out of the game, its a slide towards playing worse i cant get out of, i cant hit any shots (other than a big slice, and to have reached 2 and 3 handicap in my life i didnt hit a yip slice to get there.) It just feels like something i dont want to do in my time off. I work full time and work hard. The last thing on my mind is going to a golf course, yipping, feeling low, starting the week all over again at work
  5. I think ive had enough. I just dont want to spend time working on golf anymore or playing. Just want something else to become a passion.
  6. The way to get good smash factor is just an efficient hit, no crazy spin lofts or glancing strikes. just a solid strike produces the 1.48-1.50 smash factors.
  7. Course dependent? I could imagine if you put someone onto a 460 yard par 4 they might think i need to give this everything to try and make a par. I play courses where if you hit it another 10 yards, youll just be 10 yards further into the trees. My home course has hardly any bailout on some tees. Also, is an avatar needed?
  8. Really? not saying your experience is wrong but im surprised. I guess theres a distinction between swinging harder and faster too though. And also, law of diminishing returns.....swing faster, miss middle of face, get lower ball speed than a slower more solid strike
  9. I would say in my experience, people do not swing as fast on the course, as they do in the vacuum environment of a driving range or into a net with a launch monitor. A swing of 105mph is not slow in my opinion. That would be significantly faster than the average LPGA tour player who can flat out play, and i would imagine quite a few champions tour players are in the 105mph region and they can play courses of 6,700-6,800 yards very well. I think its easy (ish) to record a high swing speed when making a free pass at it OR with the objective of trying to record a high swing speed, but o
  10. Ive played a course with no bunkers on it at all, and found it very challenging, in some places much harder than a course with bunkers. To give an example, on one hole there is a par 3 that plays 185-195 yards usually. The green itself is relatively flat, but the lie of the land around the green is quite significantly left to right. If there were bunkers around the green, your ball would stay in the general area around the green and id fancy myself to hit a decent bunker shot and at least have a putt at par, even if not a great bunker shot i could be say, 12 feet from t
  11. For me personally (when i was yip free), ball above my feet was a nice lie. not if its massively above your feet, but i liked the feeling of the slightly flatter swing path and contact was usually very nice. I found from a lie like this, the ball might start a little more left than normal. Ball below the feet, horrible. if the ball was below my feet and going downhill, it would probably go 80 yards short and barely airborne with an awful "fade" if you could call it that. a total slap. With the ball below my feet what i tended to do was actually aim a little right, and b
  12. i use an intermediate target to START the ball on a certain line with the intention itll curve to the distant target. However What tends to confuse my mind is, i align with the intermediate target but my mind wants to focus in on the distant target, the flag etc, which is NOT the starting line target just in front of me. Im not sure how to get out of this to stop being drawn over towards the flag
  13. Hello everyone firstly, thank you for contributing to my original thread which is this one: For the last 5 or so years, ive really been battling full swing yips, most specifically at takeaway where ive been struggling to take the club away, freezing, changing my posture, ultimately feeling very uncomfortable and losing speed, and then hitting poor shots. I had a few days off playing and id just sat watching my dad playing on the range. Hes a more than adequate golfer, hes 70 but a nice 14 handicap and still fit from playing other sports in his youth. We had a
  14. Hello there thanks for the advice much appreciated. Ive spoken to my dad today and im just going to visit the range with him and help him out for a bit, hes improving steadily and a 14 handicap whilst i clear my head and enjoy a rest. also itll let my body rest. Hi There I do have the heads. Theyre old Ping I's. Even though im a very short hitter, i always preferred Dynamic Gold shafts. Always felt a certain way, distance didnt bother me too much. I hit an 8 iron 150 and i dont need any more than that. 7 iron 160 etc. thats fine for me. I did have Nippon M
  15. unfortunately, no it wasnt just against the ground. I broke all of them. It just became too much for me. Im ashamed of it, i feel stupid of course i do. Ill aim to get video done if it would help people diagnose my faults. It feels like my weight never goes back, and that no matter what i do, my mind wont let my body turn backwards in the backswing. It just leads to a yippy takeaway thats always different and hideous strikes because i simply cant do anything instinctively. I really appreciate everyone taking their time to try and help me, it means a lot to me
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