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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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