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Live Lesson Thread Derek MacDonald, PGA of Canada, Jan 6, 2015
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January 6, 2015
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Hi Gropper

  What you say makes a lot of sense.  Remember that the more lofted clubs will not curve as much due to increased loft of the club.  So when your longer clubs are drawing more, it's an issue of being a lot from the inside at impact, swinging outwards.  A lot of people will come to me saying they hit their irons fine but are erratic with their driver.  9 times out of 10, they are doing the same thing with their irons and driver but don't see the exaggerated movement with the irons because of the loft.  Try swinging more to your right on the downswing, while stabilizing the face at impact.  Since you are a lefty, the more right you swing, the less it will curve to the right.  I know it can be a hard concept to understand at first, but remember that the path curves the ball and the face starts the ball in a direction.  

January 6, 2015
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With the long putter ban only a year away (which I disagree with) what do you feel is the best way to combat the "yipps"? Counter balance, grip change, regular putter and practice? For me its all mental. I could roll a regular putter on the practice green all day but on the course I can't pull the trigger. The long putter has made playing still enjoyable when I was ready to quit.. I will loose that next season.... 

January 6, 2015
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When you say more to the right, when should i be feeling this?  more through the follow through?  through the ball?  or coming into the ball?  

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January 6, 2015
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Howdy Derek,   I  take a deep divot and therefore if I miss by a small amount I'm hitting a fat shot.  Any exercise to help fix this?

January 6, 2015
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Hi ginker

  I tend to agree with you as well, I wish the long putter would stay legal, even though I don't use it.  That's a whole other subject though.  As per your question, I actually have had some success with this issue in the past with a few students.  Now bare with me, it's a bit extreme thinking at first.  With the yips, it is more of a mental block and a neurological pathway issue.  To help with this issue, we must drastically change these pathways, so I have actually had right handed golfers put left handed and vice versa.  Believe me, I know how extreme this sounds, but I've had great success with it.  At first you have to adjust to the eyes looking from the other side of the ball, and your speed will be a bit off at first, as well as the stroke feeling a bit "wobbly", however, with a little bit of practice, it's shocking at how little, you will adjust and I bet those yips will disappear and you'll start feeling comfortable again.  Hope you try it, you'll be surprised. 

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Hi Gropper

  On the way into the ball, this will translate into a more rightward path at the ball and after.  

January 6, 2015
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I have putted left handed before and stroke the ball well. Where I struggle is lining up on that side. I find when I look at the hole its so foreign I can't line myself up.. 

January 6, 2015
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This is all very neat! Loving the questions and loving the answers. Keep it up!

January 6, 2015
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1st, I'd kill for that to be my abbreviated follow through lol. But thanks for the answer!

And like gbower my miss is a fat iron shot, so tips would be great. 

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January 6, 2015
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