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Caddie with yips reveals his simple solution from ‘Road Hole’ bunker

September 24, 2019

There are lots of different kinds of yips floating around. The putting yips are the most common, followed probably by the driver yips. But the chipping yips are another problem that plagues golfers everywhere.

But this week — at the Old Course no less — a caddie and former European Tour golfer called Jason Palmer revealed his solution on the famed 17th “Road Hole.”

The solution, as you can see, is actually pretty simple: Normal stance, but a one-handed only swing.

It’s a good solution, and one worth considering if you’re suffering from the chipping yips. Why? Because when you only use one hand, the club feels heavier. Your hands have less power to manipulate the club in ways you don’t want. Your only option is to let the club fall into the dirt or sand — and pitch the ball yip-free.