Golf swing tension is a known culprit of a good round gone bad. Many golfers grip their clubs too tightly… plain and simple.
And many golfers, mostly beginners, are surprised to learn their problems stem from holding their clubs. And the worse their game gets, the tighter the tension gets, and the tighter they hold their clubs. It becomes a vicious cycle. Let me set the stage. You hit a bad shot and then murmur to yourself, “I’ll make it up on the next shot/hole.” And the pressure continues to build from there – I’m sure you have been there, we all have.
Along with the increasing pressure is a tendency to grip the clubs too hard. Tension has a tendency to make us do that. Along with this tight grip we have on the club goes a corresponding loss of control.
The ball starts flying in all directions, and the tension builds ever more, until you look at your knuckles and they are white from the pressure. If your clubs had to breath you would have choked them by now.
I had a playing partner who had a simple list of instructions that he would read when his game started to fall apart and at the top of that list was ‘don’t strangle the clubs’
This is a good little tip on reducing the tension in your golf swing>>>
It’s simple and we all know about it, but this visual reminder was all that it would take to get his game back on course and ensure that the tension wasn’t there in the rest of his game.
This technique of having written guidelines was so powerful that several other people started using it.
It was like having your own personal golf pro walking with you and giving you the necessary instructions when things started to go wrong.
Those words would allow him to focus on the next shot and release all the tension that would have otherwise crept into his game.
Try carrying your own list of ‘game savers’ around with you next time and don’t hesitate to read them at the first sign your game might be falling apart.
It is an incredibly powerful technique, one that should be employed but all golfers.
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