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#1 cazandpaul

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Posted 19 October 2002 - 06:35 PM

Had a lesson yesterday and hopefully the swing change made can do the trick.

My problem - my pro tells me my arms are so tense they are not letting my hands do what they need to.

Is there anybody out there who has had a similar problem or suggestions as to how to remedy? (Judge - I have thought of 20 beers before playing but that would be just another reason to be in the trees)

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Paul



#2 Ben

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Posted 19 October 2002 - 10:27 PM

Hi Paul,

Arms can be too tense from gripping too hard. That can be caused by grips too small. Maybe something to look at?

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#3 Dtrain

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Posted 20 October 2002 - 08:58 AM

John Daly once said, "Grip it and Rip it."

There's a lot of truth in that.

I found that I was worried about each shot and when that happens you do tend to tighten up. All I did was find my distances for my full swings...no holding back...and then just trust them.

Find out what worries you and you'll probably find out why your tense.

Are you worried about pushing it right or left?

If you learn to just "grip and rip" your 7,8,9, and PW you will find you will not be that far off target because they just don't travel that far off target by virtue of their angles.

And if you do give them some...they will travel good distances.

This may not work for everyone of course but it has helped me.

I know these clubs will not deviate too much so I have learnt to trust them and hence I'm not too tight.

Just an idea.

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#4 cazandpaul

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Posted 20 October 2002 - 03:28 PM

Thanks Ben and Dtrain - I knew there would be some in our group who could make sense of my dilemma.

Regards

Paul



#5 judgesmails

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 06:47 PM

A good way to get nice grip pressure is to hold the grip like you were holding a Budgie that you didnt want to escape yet you don't want to hurt.. If you can imagine the sort of grip you need to do that, your arms will automatically relax a little.






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