Find the Right Grip Pressure When You Putt
Hi, I am Brent Franklin with the Mike McGetrick Golf Academy in Denver, Colorado. What I want to talk to you about today is grip pressure while you are putting. So many time I play with people and play with amateurs in Pro-Ams where they get over a three foot putt, a four foot putt, and they get really nervous and grab the putter really, really tight. They stand up and they get really tight and you can almost see the white at the ends of their fingers they are grabbing on so hard.
Avoid Tight Grip Pressure on Your Putts
One thing you want to in putting is be artistic and keep everything soft and rhythmical. You want to have a grip pressure that allows the putter face and putter to swing naturally, you don't want to create any sort of tension in your hands that create force on the putter face that throws the putter head off line. keep it really soft, really light, the type of grip you use really does not matter, there are lots of different grips that work well for different people. Single overlap, double, reverse, no overlap, a big common denominator in most great putters is they have a soft grip pressure and they swing the putter head. They let it swing gently.
Grip Pressure Drill for Better Putting
A really good drill is to stand up to the ball, grab on to the putter and just feel it swing. If you can feel any sort of tightness where you feel like you are going to jerk at the putter it is probably your grip pressure that is too tight. Keep an eye on your pressure, check it when you are making practice strokes, make sure you feel the putter head swing nice and easy and I am sure it will help you on your putts of all lengths.