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The Yips

The Yips

“The Yips” describes a condition in which nervousness or tension causes an athlete to fail to perform effectively, especially in missing short putts in golf.

The Yips, is the story of Stuart Ransom - a down-on-his-luck professional golfer whose repugnantly charismatic personality establishes him as a potential rival to Martin Amis' John Self in the pantheon of male literary grotesques. Set in Luton, this comic novel also includes a woman priest with an unruly fringe, the troubled family of a notorious local fascist and a free-thinking Muslim sex therapist, as it delves into the murky recesses of the masculine psyche.

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