(Hang on people – there’s a video link below so don’t stop reading. Thanks.)
Everybody’s heard how important the grip is but not many golfers have a great grip. Even fewer even attempt to get it right. The thought of a grip change or adjustment is horrifying to most players. I understand that a different feeling – especially in the hands – is the creepiest thing in golf and you just don’t want to change what you know best. You think that you’ll never get used to a new feeling and you’re game will be ruined! Not so.
Here’s the truth: I’ve adjusted many students’ grips during a 30-45 minute session. At the end of the session, and usually much sooner than that, students’ always say something like; “….this doesn’t feel too bad now.”
Getting used to a new or adjusted grip doesn’t take as long as you think. It does however require a little patience and diligence. You can’t quit working into a new feeling after just five minutes! But spend 30 minutes and it won’t be nearly as bad as you thought it would be.
Attaching your hands to the club correctly will get you a lot of really great things including:
- Better distance
- Better ball flight control (i.e. slicing, hooking, pushing, pulling)
- Better distance control
- More solid chips and pitches
- Better bunker shots
Helping golfers understand how the grip affects almost everything is one of my favorite teaching sessions. I wish more student’s would be willing to go down that particular yellow brick road!
Click here Fix Your Improper Grip | PGA.com for a quick video from PGA Professional Eric Hogge. He does a nice job of presenting general advice on how to hold a golf club.. for a quick video from PGA Professional Eric Hogge. He does a nice job of presenting general advice on how to hold a golf club.
Of course there is more to this than meets the eye. IF YOU ARE NOT TOO AFRAID and want to learn how your grip is impacting your game, please make an appointment or send me a text.