Grip Pressure

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Grip Pressure

The hands must work together as a single unit when striking a ball with power. Once a good grip has been achieved the next stage, often overlooked, is grip pressure.

Gripping the club too tight can cause thin, weak shots that slice. A lighter grip enhances wrist hinge which is a vital power source in the swing. This light pressure also increases the amount of clubface release which will improve your chance of a square clubface at impact.

At address, feel relaxed and tension-free in your hands and forearms. If you had a scale of 1 – 10 for pressure, try to feel you are around 4/5.

Sam Snead said, “Hold the club as if you had a little baby bird in your hand.” You can also imagine you are shaking the hand of a young child.

Correct grip pressure, combined with the proper placement of the hands on the club, will give you your greatest chance to produce longer, straighter shots.