Tiger in 2000: Funny grip story with Butch
Tiger Woods and Butch Harmon share a funny story about grip pressure with Peter Kessler. This classic Academy Live video is from April 11, 2000.
Lehman: Hold club lightly under pressure
1996 Open Champion Tom Lehman shares insights on the right amount of grip pressure to play your best on the course. For more tips, visit GolfChannel.com/ChampionsTourLearningCenter .
Nairn: Fix grip pressure with toothpaste
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Kenny Nairn teaches a drill using toothpaste to help you have the proper grip pressure and gain more distance.
King: Internal count to check rhythm, grip pressure
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Charlie King shares how to use an internal count to check your swing rhythm and grip pressure. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Spearman: Pressure putting grip tip
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Mitchell Spearman teaches how a tight grip on the putting green can actually help you.Thank you for joining me on Golf Channel Academy. I'm your coach, Mitchell Spearman. Now playing golf under pressure is very much part of the game. How do you deal with pressure? And what do you need to do? I think the key is knowing certain things that you can do that allow you to play better. So for example, when you're putting, I think you should actually grip the club really firmly. And that might not sound like what you think because you want to feel the club. But I think you want to get rid of using too much hands and wrists in your stroke and I learned this from two time US Open Champion Curtis Strange. He taught me that he used to white knuckle it and actually really Really feel he was gripping it
Putt like Park: How Inbee's so successful
Charlie Rymer and Paige Mackenzie demonstrate why grip pressure is important to maintaining smooth acceleration when putting.find this clip we're showing you right now. Put it in your mobile phone . Put it on your DVR. Put it on your big screen at home. Watch it. Copy what MB Park is doing and
Proper grip pressure for pressure putts
Golf Channel Academy lead coach Todd Sones explains why golfers miss putts under pressure and shares putting tips for proper grip pressure. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.That's excellent. Thank you so much for your insight. One of our Golf Channel Academy lead instructors, now if you're sitting at home and wanna get involved. Wanna find a Golf Channel Academy instructor. How do you do it? Well that's what's great I think. You can obviously go to the website, but The network of instructors through the Golf Academy it's just pulling everybody together. Everybody working together, trying to make each other better so that viewers across the country can find
Quick tips: Mud balls, grip pressure, club selection
Travis Fulton and Claude Harmon III share quick tips for dealing with mud balls, short iron grip pressure and club selection around the green. Watch Morning Drive every day on Golf Channel.won't make sense when you try it but it will help your golf swing . Go ahead and take your grip and try to have as hard of a grip pressure as you can in your left hand and as hard a grip pressure you can in your right hand. On a scale of one to ten, on about an eight or a nine. And then try to keep that grip pressure as constant as you can from. Address top or back swing through the follow through. Now, having your grip pressure tight, which you wouldn't think would be helpful, if you keep both your hands as hard, and as, and as tight as you can throughout your golf swing , it'll show you if you're letting go, and it'll also show if you're letting go and you're left or you're right handed. It's actually pretty tough to do, but you can actually start to hit the golf ball more solid and it'll show you whether you're letting go and your grip pressure. In your right or your left hand. Wow. Very telling. Okay, question number three, Claude, right back at you. Choosing the club, very, very important from tee to green throughout your round. But what is the most common advice you give when it comes to club selection around the green or the fringe? Certainly you want to try and be as creative as, as possible, Lauren. I see so many players. They're around the green and they just go ahead and they grab their lob wedge, they grab a sand wedge . And sometimes you can go ahead and take a golf club that's got a little bit less loft on it and, and get that ball on the ground. You wanna go ahead and take a look at the situation you've got. Do you need to flight the golf ball high? You would want to take a more lofted club. If you need to hit the golf ball lower and you have more green to work with, don't be afraid to tak a, a 4 or a 5 iron, maybe
Extra Credit: Watson's Wisdom
School of Golf's Martin Hall and Holly Sonders teach three drills for playing like 5-time Open Champion Tom Watson. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.Golf Channel Academy Special had to spend an entire day on the golf course picking the brain of Tom Watson , five time Open champ. How was that? No fun at all. I'm sure. It was fantastic. We had dinner with him thesaid he would have people and it works like a charm, says Tom Watson , after impact, have an intent, if you're a right handed golfer and you block it, have an intent to make your rightthe. That's it. That's, that's great. That's much better than the wretched chicken wing , where the hands are coming way apart. Now probably, this'll put a bit of hook spin on the ball. That's okay. It's a drill. Well, it is because we're in the studio and you're not actually playing. I don't know if this is a. That's right. Great thought for Holly but then, you don't often block the ball to the right and I would expect the ball. But you said. To go left. But if you are a slicer, a blocker of the ball. Mm-hm. To the right, from Tom Watson , one of the best we've ever seen, one of the nicest we've ever seen, make your forearms touch after impact. Let's keep Captain Tom happy. Man, that was so solid though. I know it was left but that was so good. I will tell him next time I see him at the Ryder Cup . Relay it. All right, well, thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy for the best in golf instruction. For more great
The Golf Fix: Keeping consistent grip pressure
Michael Breed answers a viewer's question about grip pressure during the golf swing. Watch The Golf Fix Mondays at 7PM ET.E-mail question comes to us, to us from Jim. I have been playing golf for about five years, and have heard multiple opinions on grip pressure. One person will say hold the club like you would
Morning Drive: Swing it on plane
Lesson Tee Live’s Annabel Rolley and Billy Harmon share tips to help you swing the club on the proper plane for better swing consistency. Watch Morning Drive and Lesson Tee Live on Golf Channel.that Annabelle and I teach are, have weak grips. And if your left hand is on the club, as a right-handed putter, too far to the left. If I just push my left arm back, it's gonna go up and out. So that player then rotates his forearm, now the club face is wide open, he's gonna come over the top. I prefer a stronger grip, because if the grip is a little bit stronger, the left forearm is pre-rotated. And then if I just push my arm back it tends to go right back across my chest. And so I think the grip actually influences almost everything in the golf swing . It influences face angle and path. So I'm a big believer it's hard to swing, change swing path if your club face is faulty. So how people put their hands on the club to me is really important. My dad told me it's the only thing that comes in contact with the club and if something else is touching it, we're in big trouble. How about grip pressure? You always hear about the tube of toothpaste or a baby bird that you're holding. How much is grip pressure an important component of this as well? Interesting question. Bob Goalby, who played hundreds of rounds with Sam Snead . He asked Sam one time about grip pressure. And he said under tournament conditions, he felt whatever his grip pressure was, if it happened to be tight in the left hand at address. He wanted it to be the same grip-pressure at the change of direction. So he wasn't as concerned with- Mm.