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A type of focal dystonia associated with psychological tension or anxiety, common among golfers but, for reasons unknown, seldom afflicting snooker, pool, or billiards players, usually experienced as a tremor, spasm, or weakness in the fingers or hands before making a shot (especially a golfing putt) and described as having the yips. [Origin unknown]

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Psychology.


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