1957 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED
Cover of landmark 5 Lesson Series
Mr. Hogan talks about the grip.
Fresh and Proper Sized Grips are CRITICAL!
GRIP TIP !
Holding the grip too firmly is a very common error. It inhibits a free swinging motion and a proper “release”. This robs your shots of both distance and direction. The grip should be held as lightly as you can and still be in control of the club. If your grips are dry, slick, worn or split, it will encourage you to hold the club much too firmly. Grips in this condition are adding strokes to your game. So check your grips today! If needed, regrip! And remember, grip it lightly!!
Grips are made of materials that age and wear as a function of time. Ozone, heat, dirt and oils from your hands all age your grips and cause the natural degradation of the grip. The traction that a fresh grip provides lets you hold the club lightly without the subconscious fear of losing the club during your swing. This relaxed state promotes proper swing mechanics and wrist action. While a worn grip causes you to grasp the club tighter, causing arm and wrist tension that inhibits proper swing mechanics. A fresh set of grips is an inexpensive and fast way to bring a noticeable change to your game.
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