What is the Proper Grip Pressure When I Play Golf?
Hi, I am Brent Franklin with the McGetrick Golf Academy here in Denver, Colorado and what I want to talk to you today about is grip pressure. A lot of problems and a lot of amateurs have problems with this, they all want to get in and hit the ball too hard. They get up, they grab on to the club way too tight, their muscles tighten up, their arms tighten up, their whole body tenses up.
Keep a Relaxed Golf Swing
The one thing you can learn is that tense tight muscles do not work very fast. To get muscles to work fast and create a lot of speed in your golf swing you have to stay soft and relaxed and loose to let the club flow and release with your hands a little bit. The one thing that you can really do to help this take place is watch your grip pressure.
Be Sure to Feel the Weight of the Clubhead
When you are hanging on to the club you don't want to grab it tight where you can not feel the clubhead. You want to be able to feel the weight of the clubhead, you want to actually have it move on its own. You don't want to over control this clubhead. Most people I know they try to over control the clubhead, it causes throwing from the top, it causes a lot of bad swing habits. So keep your hands on there nice and loose and let the club move back and forth without trying to hold it too much.
Tighter Golf Grip is Good for Deep Grass
The only time you would ever want to make sure your grip pressure was a little tighter is if you are in deeper grass where you don't want the club to turn over. When you are trying to hit that shot the longer grass will wrap around the hozzle of the club and shut the face down. When you are in the deeper grass you can hang on to the club a little tighter to make sure the face stays open, but in general, especially on tee shots, keep your hands soft, keep your arms loose, keep your grip pressure light to allow that club to work properly and freely and create more speed so you can hit it farther. Next time you have trouble try that one.