I have read many articles about choking down on a golf club to adjust distances to the green. This maneuver is often used in the professional rank and players who understand their normal yardages. I suppose it could be used by us regular players, but I think that just moving our hands without understanding what the results will be to the your ball’s distance and flight.
I actually use this technique, but generally to adjust to the ball being above my feet. I find that when I choke down my clubs, it hurts my normal rhythm and tempo. I am not sure why this happens, but it does except…… first lets see what the teaching professionals have to say about choking down on your golf club:
Now that I have you on the hook, I do use this technique in one situation every time; in fairway bunkers. I find that when I squish my feet into the sand I need to grip down my club about an inch in order keep my swing plane the same. This allows me to make ball contact first before the sand. Hence great contact and acceptable distance.
I am not suggesting that choking down on your golf club is a bad idea, actually, I see the science behind the process and think it does work. I just have not practiced it enough to get a handle on whether it would be good for my game. Like the instructors in the video suggest, it is time to hit the range.
Do you choke down on your club to adjust distances on 3/4 or full shots?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!