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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.

Published on: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 10:32

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

Published on: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 19:34

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.

Published on: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 15:00

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.

Published on: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 15:00

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.

Published on: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 14:00

If you're a golfer that likes to milk the club before your takeaway, there's a chance your clubface could be opening or closing without you even knowing. This can create an interesting dilemma because you won't know why you're missing your target.

Published on: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 14:00

Some golfers like to waggle the club at address. I've seen others milk or re-grip it continuously before settling into their shot.

Published on: Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 14:00

Do you waggle the club before you start your swing? Well, if you're not careful, you can easily be changing your grip without even knowing it, which can lead to hooks that have no clear explanation.

Published on: Monday, December 29, 2014 - 14:00

I haven't received a question about grip in awhile, so today I'll talk about a common misconception that suggests the V's of your grip should both point at the back shoulder in the setup position. However, if you're setup correctly, only one of the "V's" should actually point there.

Published on: Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 12:00

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!

Published on: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 12:00

PPGS Certified Fitter, Frank Stranick was kind enough to shoot some videos on club fitting while I'm recovering from surgery. Frank is very knowledgable about all things related to custom golf clubs. One of the great things about swingsurgeon.com is that we have such a strong core of instructors... more

Published on: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:00

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.

Published on: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:00

Today's video is all about grip. It still amazes me to this day to see so many different ways in which amateur golfers hold a golf club. Especially when it's one of the easier things to control in your swing.

Published on: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 11:00

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.

Published on: Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 00:00

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.

Published on: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 12:00

I hope everyone in the Surge Nation had a great weekend and was able to squeeze in a little golf. Today, I want to share some comments that were sent in from one our female followers, TinaB.

Published on: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 16:00

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. 

Published on: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 14:00

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

Published on: Friday, July 26, 2013 - 12:00

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.

Published on: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 14:00

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.

Published on: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 12:00

When I first started discovering all the elements of the Peak Performance Golf Swing, one of my biggest realizations was that the palms must be perpendicular to the ground throughout the swing. This led to me understanding that a limited turn, 3/4 vertical swing was the most natural way to swing... more

Published on: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 18:05

After last week's victory by Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey on the PGA TOUR, many people are wondering if wearing two gloves can be an advantage when swinging a golf club. Before Tommy won, I actually had a question submitted regarding this very topic. I thought today would be a good day to get the... more

Published on: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 16:52

Earlier this summer, Russ Bamber, wrote to me asking for help with a problem that I don't hear of all that often.

"Don, all of a sudden every one of my iron shots pulls left? My drives go straight, but I cannot hit a straight iron shot??  What am I doing wrong????   Help!!"

Published on: Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 11:58

Today's question from Paul Myers of Franklin, Indiana is a really good one because it foucses on a key difference between the Peak Performance Golf Swing and almost every other golf swing theory out there.

It has to do with how we initially place the club into our forward hand.

Published on: Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 20:43