Golf Grip Pressure

Updated: August 31, 2012
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Over the years, like most golfers, I have experimented with different golf swing tips to improve my game. Some have worked out well and well, some not so good. When my game has taken a turn for the worse, it has always been my policy to get back to the basics.

One of the most important golf swing tips that many ignore… That is the golf grip. In the article below Bobby Eldridge, talks about golf grip pressure. I found it very enlightening and wanted to share it with you.  At the end there is a video that explains more about grip pressure.

An article by: Bobby Eldridge

OK, you have found the correct golf grip for you. There is one last item we need to deal with. The amount of pressure you apply to the golf club plays a major role in how you swing the golf club. The tighter you grip the golf club the slower your arms will swing and the longer the clubface will take to release in the downswing (causing a slice). This is a good thing if you HOOK the golf ball. This will definitely stop the ball from curving from right to left. On the other hand if you have problems SLICING the golf ball this amount of grip pressure will make the golf ball slice more.

Effects of Grip Pressure on Golf Ball Flight

If you are struggling with slicing the golf ball, you will have to hold the golf club like you were holding a baby’s hand. Gently, the lighter you grip the golf club the faster the club will swing and the quicker the club will release in the downswing. If you do not have any problems with the ball curving, you have the correct amount of grip pressure.

Now that wasn’t very painful was it? One lesson down and what is it seven to go. You will never know how important this lesson is. It is very difficult to explain how important this part of the game is. Next we will examine Part 2-Address Position. That does not mean you can just drop the grip. You have to continue to be very diligent with this part of the game.


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