Discover Golf : Vol 15
Ben Hogan wrote, ‘Good golf begins with a good grip’. Your hands are the only connection you have to your golf club. So, in shot-making, your grip is a major influence to determining power and accuracy. Here are two handy pointers. 1. GRIP IN FINGERS Creating extra speed through impact will help you hit longer shots. Gripping the club in your fingers will allow you to hinge and unhinge during the swing—giving you the power and control you need. And it’s this extra snap through impact that helps the pro hit great shots. Too many amateurs hold their club in the middle of their palms. This reduces the hinging action. 2. GRIP PRESSURE Too much grip pressure is a real swing killer. It leads to pressure building up in your arms, shoulders and torso. This can restrict your movement throughout the swing. Your body needs to remain supple to create power. Maintaining a light grip pressure at address will enable you to make a flexible body rotation in your swing. It will also help you release the clubhead through impact. PLAY BETTER. LOVE THE GAME! GET A GRIP ON YOUR GAME TIPS | GAME SAVERS 20 BY NADENE GOLE 1. GRIP IN FINGERS To get the right feeling, imagine holding the club in your fingers as though you were throwing a ball. 2. GRIP PRESSURE Imagine gripping your club with the similar pressure required to squeeze toothpaste from its tube.