I Fought the Chipping Yips and Won

A simple chip looks easy, but there are a few things that can go wrong – hit it fat, chili-dip it, yip it, shank it … been there, done that.

I have used a system that I know will help you because it is built on solid principles of deep practice.

  • #1 rule of practice:  Pay attention to what you are doing. 
  • #1 Anti-rule of practice:  Be fearful
  • #1 Rule from Sam – eliminate anxiety and fear - practice at home!

I can hear you laughing, but picture this – you hit a foam ball thin and it hits the wall.  You DON’T look around to see who saw it.

Or … you hit a basic chip and pull it dead left.  You DON’T retrieve the ball and kick it back into your pile of balls.  You just try to do better on this ball.

Let’s face it, when you are working on something new or difficult there will be a lot of failures.  No problem, it’s just you, the ball, and the carpet. This was the ONLY way I could hit enough chips to get through the “valley of death” with the yips. 

I have a couple of great drills to help your chipping – whether you are a beginner or scratch player.

The Speed Trap was developed indoors – so put it to work like I did.



Check out the tool we used: