A viewer writes in about grip pressure and this is an opportunity to talk about not only grip pressure but how it translates to power in the golf swing. Firm grip pressure is required to hit a powerful golf shot, no holding the club lightly which is counter-intuitive.
A Surgite (John Black) writes in and asks a question about the grip.
You told me to tighten my right hand grip which tightens certain forearm muscles. It also tightens underarm muscles. Is that correct?
Bad habits with grip can complicate your swing. Re-gripping (Milking) the club is a problem I see in leasons. When you change you grip, you change your setup. Setup determines the motion. Milking the club can send your shots all over the course because you will effectively change the face angle... more
Grip pressure is a topic we have covered numerous times on SwingSurgeon.com. We revisit it again today because it is still an issue we find at golf schools, despite our Daily videos on the subject. For some reason, the golf grip can get overlooked in the golf swing.
In the 1970's I learned a valuable lesson from a PGA Tour Player Billy Maxwell. I played a PGA tournament with Mr Maxwell and during practice, he instilled into me a lesson that to this day I carry on in my play and my teachings. The lesson was about "milking" the club during your setup.
We received another outstanding message from the Surge Nation regarding the grip. Robert F. wrote in to say that he had a moment of clarity about his grip pressure, so I wanted to share it with everyone today in the hopes that it may help someone's game.
Well, Keenan decided to use all the tips we worked on to go out and win the 2015 South Carolina Amateur Championship before I was able to show our full lesson! I couldn't be happier and honestly, I'm not the least bit surprised.
One of the great things about a vertical golf swing is that it allows you to maintain equal pressure in each hand throughout the entirety of the swing. That's because your arms and hands go straight up and straight down...or at least they should!
Many amateur golfers don't realize that their grip is too weak. They get in the habit of holding the club too loosely, which can cause the clubhead to turn at impact. This can lead to your ball going a direction you did not intend.
When it comes to improving one's golf game, I think a lot of people overlook the importance of their grip. More importantly, they don't think about grip pressure. The last thing you want to have is a weak grip, especially if you want to golf with any sort of consistency and power.
Today's question has to do with grip. More specifically, Keith wanted to know if the club should be held in the fingers or the palm. This is actually one of the more easier questions to answer, as pretty much all golf instructors teach the same thing.
Your hands are the only part of your body that come in contact with your golf clubs, so your grip is critically important. There's a few different ways in which you can grip your clubs, which is why you might want to experiment in order to see what style works the best for you.
Your hands are what connect you to your golf club, which means your grip plays an extremely important role in the success or failure of your ball striking. I always state that your palms must be perpendicular to the ground throughout the swing, which leads to what I call the 3 P, prayer position... more
Whenever you find yourself putting for birdie, it's good to have a pendulum stroke that won't crack under the pressure. The same thought process or visualization can be used for your full swing too. This is a tip that Dave Pennell sent in recently.
Do you tend to develop blisters on your hands or fingers when playing golf? If you do have blisters, it's not necessarily something you have to play through. It could be that your grip or grip pressure is incorrect.
How you grip the club can determine your ability to repeat shots. If you don't maintain your grip pressure throughout a round, it will be hard to see any sort of consistent results. The key is figuring out the right amount of pressure and the type of grip that's most comfortable to you when... more