The club grip is the most important aspect of a golfer’s golf swing. Three things can go wrong with your grip: too much pressure, too little pressure, or the hands aren’t aligned correctly. This article will talk about how each of these problems can affect your swing and what you should do to fix it
If you are holding the club too tightly, your swing will be uncomfortable, and you likely won’t make full contact with the ball. It can also cause tension in your arms/shoulders, resulting in poor form during follow-through (this ties into gripping too tight). You should grip firmly but not tightly to ensure a good strike every time-
Grip pressure during chipping
Too much pressure: if you’re applying too much pressure when pitching or chipping, this makes it difficult for the club’s toe to lift and hit down on top of the ball properly. This can lead to shanks or thin shots that go left/right, depending on what side of the golf course you play from.
Grip too tight: if you hold onto the club tightly, it can cause tension in your shoulders, resulting in poor form when swinging. You should be firm but not tense to ensure comfort while striking the ball.
Grip too big
Too small: gripping the club too big will result in poor contact with your backswing, and it can also make you grip down on your follow-through, which causes shots to go left/right. Griping too small is just as bad- if you’re holding the handle of the golf club, this makes it difficult for stability during impact.
Correct grip alignment
If your hands are not lined up correctly, they may slide into position when swinging, or they might be rotated slightly clockwise or counterclockwise, creating misalignment in the swing path. This can cause discomfort in both arms/shoulders during swings resulting in less power being transmitted from body to ball.
Align your hands so that they’re in a neutral position, with one hand sitting at two o’clock and the other at ten o’clock. This ensures that your arms are lined up correctly for proper swing path/clubface control/comfort during swings (this ties into grip too big or small)
The club grip is the most important aspect of a golfer’s golf swing. Three things can go wrong with your grip: too much pressure, too little pressure, or the hands aren’t aligned correctly.