Gripping My Golf Club Too Tight

Grip it and rip it! Let the big dog eat! Swing Away! I guess I could go on, but you must be getting the idea of a theme by now. As my 45+ year golf journey unfolded, the advice of the experts was to grip my golf club tight enough to hold on to it during my entire swing. The challenge with that advice is that it really does not explain how to accomplish this important swing technique. Just how tight is tight enough because I do not want to lose my club during my swing from the force during all phases of my swing plane. It really can be a challenge for beginners to understand what gripping the club just right means to executing my most efficient swing. So, what does gripping my club too tight actually mean?

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Putter Grip Pressure – Is It Important?

How tightly we grip your putter is very personal. It really depends on your stroke and tempo when putting. Personally, I grip my putter with a loose grasp and keep it very consistent through my entire putting motion. There really is no right answer as to putter grip pressure, it is something that you have to decide for yourself. There are, however, some aspects of the putting stroke that are must be followed; yet pressure on the putter is not really one of them.

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Golf Grip Tension is Important

How tight do you hold your golf club? Do you grip it like you are climbing a rope or holding precious glass treasure? This is a question that I ask myself routinely as I make different shots during any given round. After thinking about it lately, I have decided that adjusting my grip tension for different shots is a natural act and not something I need to consciously think about. However, a different grip tension is important to successful golf and lower golf scores.

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Grip Pressure When Chipping

How tightly do you grip your club when chipping from 5 yards, 10 yards, or 25 yards off the green? Does it change or do you maintain a consistent pressure? Over the years, I have asked these and many other questions with no real consensus. It appears to be a personal thing that each player needs to develop for themselves.

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Re-Gripping my Golf Clubs

Image from PGA.comIt is time to regrip my golf clubs. I dropped them off at my buddy who is going to put them on for me (thanks Blair) so I can start my season fresh. I found that all my clubs  were worn at both thumb locations; hence this tells me that I have a slight grip problem. Effectively, I am usually gripping my club to tightly when making my swing. Continue reading