Do not grip beyond the grip line.
When gripping a golf club, the left hand should not extend beyond the end of the grip.
A golf club should be held in the fingers, with the pad of the left hand below the reference line on the grip (the opposite hand for the left-handed golfer). The line on the butt end of the grip indicates the end of the shaft. By gripping beyond that point, the club is longer, and the hands are not in control.
The grip pressure should be somewhat relaxed but firm enough to maintain control. Apply the same amount of pressure you would utilize with any implement or tool, such as a hammer.
Don’t forget to enjoy this great game called golf.
Rick Musselman, a golf author and professional owns Musselman’s Golf in Williamsport.
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