The Effect Of Pressure On A Soft Golf Swing (Video)
The Effect Of Pressure On A Soft Golf Swing (Video)

There comes in time in most golfers’ lives or golfing careers when they feel the effects of pressure on the golf course. It might be first to your nerves, it might be the fact that there’s more people watching them, it might be the fact they’re going to play over water or play into the final green of a tournament. And often, pressure will make their golf swing change lightly. For a lot of golfers, they rush, they speed up, they try and hit the ball harder. And all of those things are going to affect you particularly if you’re trying to hit one of these sort of soft not as really half shots but non-full swings. So let’s imagine you got this to the situation where you got a tournament on the line, you’re playing into the final green, there's a crowd around the back of that final green. You’ve got a wedge and it’s a non-full hit but then soonly the adrenaline starts pumping, the heart starts going, the grip pressure starts manifesting itself in the hands and forearms. And what was meant to be this nice relaxed half hit soonly becomes this fast jerky effortless – efforted thing here and it goes too far and it flies over the back of the green. And that what was meant to be a non-full hit soonly turns into a full distance shot and it clears the back of the green.

So we have to be quite careful of the effects of pressure when we're trying to hit a non-full golf shot. The first thing to come too really is just to keep everything slow, relaxed, play within your own frame of mind and not trying to grip the golf club too tightly. That's one of the things that pressure will often do is your grip pressure will increase. You swing left will get quicker, and what was meant to be a smooth, relaxed but committed golf swing suddenly turns into a rushed and jerky effort. So be careful when you're considering how to hit this non-full swing that the effects of pressure I’m going to overtake and suddenly the ball's going to go too far and clear the back of the green.
2016-05-12

There comes in time in most golfers’ lives or golfing careers when they feel the effects of pressure on the golf course. It might be first to your nerves, it might be the fact that there’s more people watching them, it might be the fact they’re going to play over water or play into the final green of a tournament. And often, pressure will make their golf swing change lightly. For a lot of golfers, they rush, they speed up, they try and hit the ball harder. And all of those things are going to affect you particularly if you’re trying to hit one of these sort of soft not as really half shots but non-full swings. So let’s imagine you got this to the situation where you got a tournament on the line, you’re playing into the final green, there's a crowd around the back of that final green. You’ve got a wedge and it’s a non-full hit but then soonly the adrenaline starts pumping, the heart starts going, the grip pressure starts manifesting itself in the hands and forearms. And what was meant to be this nice relaxed half hit soonly becomes this fast jerky effortless – efforted thing here and it goes too far and it flies over the back of the green. And that what was meant to be a non-full hit soonly turns into a full distance shot and it clears the back of the green.

So we have to be quite careful of the effects of pressure when we're trying to hit a non-full golf shot. The first thing to come too really is just to keep everything slow, relaxed, play within your own frame of mind and not trying to grip the golf club too tightly. That's one of the things that pressure will often do is your grip pressure will increase. You swing left will get quicker, and what was meant to be a smooth, relaxed but committed golf swing suddenly turns into a rushed and jerky effort. So be careful when you're considering how to hit this non-full swing that the effects of pressure I’m going to overtake and suddenly the ball's going to go too far and clear the back of the green.