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As a golfer you need to be achieving the right and constant grip pressure to achieve the best results. Now, a light and constant grip pressure might mean something completely different to one person and something completely different to another. It’s important to find the grip pressure which works the best for you. Not only that, you need to find the right grip pressure to work for a specific shot. And a high lobe, kind of, flop shot on the greens, the grip pressure needs to be very light so you can kind of whip underneath the ball and clip it very high. While if you are playing at a very heavy rough, the grip pressure should be constantly firm to make sure the club doesn’t twist over. So, it not only has to be an individual matter you have to find, you also need to apply it correctly to the different shots you’ll face out onto the course. If we were to give just an example of a basic kind of seven iron shot from the middle of the green or basic drive from the tee, those grip pressures should remain constant. In many different plays of kind of, give them many different insights into this if you look at kind of, some of the best players throughout the game, they’ve had strong grip pressures, they’ve had weak grip pressures, its about finding what works for you.

On a general scale, if we say one is the lightest you grip and ten is the strongest you can grip it, you want to be, kind of, somewhere in the middle, you want to be around a four a five or a six, somewhere in that middle ground. That will give you kind of the best results overall. Like I said, if get on a heavy rough, then you can increase that grip pressure to stop the club face turning over and closing, so were we to say a seven or an eight, and if you are around the green and you want to play a nice little flop shot you can reduce it to a two or a three. But it’s about playing with these things, it’s about kind of getting out there on the course, getting out there on the practice range just testing out what works best for you. In general, if you grip the club too tightly it will increase, kind of, tensions around the arms and the shoulders and you’ll have a limited motion, you’ll have limited movement. If you grip the club too loosely you’ll have less control because the club will be very light in your hands.
So again, the middle ground in this case is probably the best option. But give that a go using that scale from one to ten on the course, give the scale a go on the range as well and just find that happy middle ground and what’s comfortable to you, and if you can keep it constant throughout the back, then fantastic, you’ll soon start to see your consistency in the ball striking absolutely sky rocket and improve.