Golf Tip: Grip Pressure...Get A Grip On Your Game

Golf Tip: Grip Pressure...Get A Grip On Your Game


by Nadene Gole
Former Tour player & winner on the European Tour

Grip Pressure

Get A Grip On Your Game

Ben Hogan wrote, ‘Good golf begins with a good grip’.

Your hands are the only connection you have to your golf club. So, in shot-making, your grip is a major influence to determining power and accuracy.

Here are two handy pointers.

Creating extra speed through impact will help you hit longer shots. Gripping the club in your fingers will allow you to hinge and unhinge during the swing—giving you the power and control you need. And it’s this extra snap through impact that helps the pro hit great shots. Too many amateurs hold their club in the middle of their palms. This reduces the hinging action.

To get the right feeling, imagine holding the club in your fingers as though you were throwing a ball.

Too much grip pressure is a real swing killer. It leads to pressure building up in your arms, shoulders and torso. This can restrict your movement throughout the swing. Your body needs to remain supple to create power. Maintaining a light grip pressure at address will enable you to make a flexible body rotation in your swing. It will also help you release the clubhead through impact.

Imagine gripping your club with the similar pressure required to squeeze toothpaste from its tube.








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