Total Grip Drill

Total Grip Drill

As a coach I often see a grip where the hands are grabbing the club in this manner here and like this. Almost grabbing it like a baseball bat. They are putting themselves in a position that is just so difficult to recover from. Here is a wonderful drill that will help put the hands in the right place in relationship to one and other and it will also help you with the right grip pressure which is critical to swinging a golf club. When you are taking your grip, of course you are going to grab it with your fingers in your lead hand, and I am going to take two golf tees. The first tee I am going to put right in between my thumb and my index finger on my left hand, where you can see that it forms the letter V, and that tee is just going to go right into there and then I put my hand on the golf club just like that. The other tee I am just going to put in the same place in my right hand. Now I am going to grab the club and put it into my fingers. You can see these two tees in here and you can see my thumbs with my left thumb that is riding to the right side of center or about one o'clock. With my right hand my thumb is at eleven o'clock and you can see that both Vs are pointing between my chin and my right shoulder. The idea now is to hit some golf balls keeping these tees in here. We will be making some swings, looking like that, and hitting some shots. You will be surprised how you can keep that in there. What we are doing here is that you are being forced to grip the club more into your fingers and not grab the club so tight, giving you the ability to hinge your wrists easier and create more clubhead speed. Give this a try, at first it will be a little bit difficult, but it will pay tremendous dividends for you on the golf course.

Category: Grip
Sub-Category: Hands, Wrist, Swing Drills, Distance
About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


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