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Learning the amount of golf grip pressure needed to swing the golf club smoothly and efficiently as possible while still maintaining control is one of the key factors in learning to play golf well. Try the following golfing drill to assist in this area. Rate your golf grip pressure on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being super-light and 10 being super-tight. Start with a 1 and grip the club progressively tighter as you work your way up to a 10. Identify the change in golf grip pressure and apply a number to it. Then, hit some shots using the same system. You will soon discover the amount of grip pressure which produces your best swing. It will probably be in the 4 to 5 range. Once you have determined the correct grip pressure, constantly identify its feel so you will eventually use it automatically on the course. In addition, remember to maintain a constant golf grip pressure from the start to the end of your swing.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|