Monitor Your Grip For More Consistency
Movement in the grip and excessive tension lead to errant
shots and lost distance. Here is a drill to monitor hand
movement and grip pressure during the swing: Make some practice
swings concentrating only on your hands. Eliminate all other
thoughts about your legs, your head, etc. and just monitor
your grip. Rate your grip pressure on a scale of 1 (softest)
to 10 (hardest). You should strive to be under a 5 on 80%
of all golf shots. First, identify what your grip pressure
is at the setup. Compare this to what it is during the initial
part of the takeaway, or the first two feet of the backswing.
What happens to your grip pressure at the top of the backswing,
at the start of the downswing, at impact and the finish?
Is it consistent throughout your entire swing? Evaluate one
area at a time. It may also be good to close your eyes to
really feel your hands. Start with some practice swings and
then try it with a ball. Have fun and good luck.
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