Hi, I'm Glenn Farnsworth, Master Instructor under Jim McLean at the Doral Resort and Spa. What we see a lot of in students that come to our golf schools is that they fight tension.
Tension in the Golf Swing
Their grip is too tight, thus leading to tension in the forearms. When this happens we don't see a nice hinging of the club going back, or a nice release of the club going through. We see no hinge and a little bit of what we call a chicken wing on the follow-through.
Drill: Eliminate Tension
This drill is designed to help you get tension out of your arms. Simply hold the club with three fingers of your right hand and three fingers of your left hand. Take a few practice swings and you will find that you feel the clubhead much better in your swing. Thus, no tension. You will also notice that when you finish the golf club finishes on the left shoulder. So take a few practice swings, feel the club go to the left shoulder, and then try to strike the ball with the exact same sensation. Soft grip pressure, turn back, swing all the way to the left shoulder. Freddy Couples comes to mind as a player who does this magnificently. I hope this drill helps you.