Use Your Engine To Hit The Golf Ball Further (Video)
Use Your Engine To Hit The Golf Ball Further (Video)

If I question most golfers about why they're gripping the golf club too tightly and then I stop them gripping the golf club too tightly and say, "Now what do you feel?" The answer's often the same they feel they can only generate power by utilizing a very strong grip. So they feel they can't hit the ball far enough unless they're strangling the club and a little bit of that is just human nature. If we pick up a hammer and hit something, we want to hold that hammer really hard and hit something really hard. But in the golf scene we can use other attributes and other areas of our body to generate power so it doesn’t have to come from the grip. So too tight a grip pressure is very hands and arms related; nicely relaxed with the hands and arms, we'll generally find that our body weight transfer, a bulbical turn into a finish and our good balance, they're the best ways to generate balance.

So a good stimulation up, relax the hands and the arms, turn through to a nice balance finish, all the weight's on the left leg and I'm balanced my hips have come to target and I've left nothing over there on my right side. So my body weight might shift back slightly in the backswing but it drives through to the left side. Now if you do that you'll find you'll hit the ball far further, far more efficiently and without the real need to hammer it with your hands. So as I set up to hit the shot now my grip pressure is actually going to be very light, very relaxed, very loose if you like. My body weight turning to the left is how I'm going to generate the power so I move on to my left side and hold my balance. Stay here, hips turn to target waiting for the ball to land and it's gone nicely down my target line and at no point did I feel like I really have to grip onto that club tightly. And that ball's gone a long way because my power is generated by my body my hands just apply the power down the golf club.
2016-07-18

If I question most golfers about why they're gripping the golf club too tightly and then I stop them gripping the golf club too tightly and say, “Now what do you feel?” The answer's often the same they feel they can only generate power by utilizing a very strong grip. So they feel they can't hit the ball far enough unless they're strangling the club and a little bit of that is just human nature. If we pick up a hammer and hit something, we want to hold that hammer really hard and hit something really hard. But in the golf scene we can use other attributes and other areas of our body to generate power so it doesn’t have to come from the grip. So too tight a grip pressure is very hands and arms related; nicely relaxed with the hands and arms, we'll generally find that our body weight transfer, a bulbical turn into a finish and our good balance, they're the best ways to generate balance.

So a good stimulation up, relax the hands and the arms, turn through to a nice balance finish, all the weight's on the left leg and I'm balanced my hips have come to target and I've left nothing over there on my right side. So my body weight might shift back slightly in the backswing but it drives through to the left side. Now if you do that you'll find you'll hit the ball far further, far more efficiently and without the real need to hammer it with your hands. So as I set up to hit the shot now my grip pressure is actually going to be very light, very relaxed, very loose if you like. My body weight turning to the left is how I'm going to generate the power so I move on to my left side and hold my balance. Stay here, hips turn to target waiting for the ball to land and it's gone nicely down my target line and at no point did I feel like I really have to grip onto that club tightly. And that ball's gone a long way because my power is generated by my body my hands just apply the power down the golf club.