Subscribe now to watch the full video.

Training Your Full Swing Grip At Home

A ruler is a great way to train the proper position of your grip within your hands, and then when you move on to griping a club at home you can use the same pressure but feel the weight of the club. These are two of my favorite ways to train your grip in a short amount of time.

Tags: Set Up, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner

00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:03,000
The drill is training your grip at home.

00:00:03,000 --> 00:00:09,000
So when I was learning my grip, I had a good instructor who reinforced that I needed

00:00:09,000 --> 00:00:14,000
practice in multiple times a day and I was kind of one of those OCD athletes as a kid.

00:00:14,000 --> 00:00:18,000
So I did it pretty much every study break and everything.

00:00:18,000 --> 00:00:21,000
So I would grip pens and rulers and all kinds of stuff.

00:00:21,000 --> 00:00:23,000
I'm going to show you two different ways.

00:00:23,000 --> 00:00:27,000
When you can practice with your grip and when you can practice with a ruler.

00:00:27,000 --> 00:00:34,000
Now I really like using a ruler for training your grip because the flat surface kind

00:00:34,000 --> 00:00:39,000
of forces you to feel a couple of the pressure points a little bit easier than we do with

00:00:39,000 --> 00:00:42,000
the round grip that is on most clubs.

00:00:42,000 --> 00:00:47,000
So what I'm going to do is I'm going to take my normal grip but I'm going to take it with

00:00:47,000 --> 00:00:48,000
this ruler.

00:00:48,000 --> 00:00:53,000
Now I do recommend one of these flexible rulers and one that doesn't have any of the

00:00:53,000 --> 00:00:56,000
metal edges but you can get away with anything.

00:00:56,000 --> 00:01:02,000
So when I take the grip with the ruler, I'm still going to kind of grip it in the fingers

00:01:02,000 --> 00:01:10,000
and I'm going to make sure that the muscle on the heel side of my hand or on the pinky

00:01:10,000 --> 00:01:13,000
side of my hand is sitting on top of the grip.

00:01:13,000 --> 00:01:19,000
So I'm not going to have it sitting along the lifeline or underneath the thumb like so.

00:01:19,000 --> 00:01:25,000
I'm going to make sure that the the fleshy part or this muscle is on top of the ruler just

00:01:25,000 --> 00:01:31,000
like this and then I'm going to curl it over so that my thumb is just on the outside.

00:01:31,000 --> 00:01:35,000
So it's not straight down the middle of the ruler like this.

00:01:35,000 --> 00:01:38,000
It's just off to the outside kind of like that.

00:01:38,000 --> 00:01:43,000
Now I'm going to take my right hand and I'm going to put it so that it kind of fits

00:01:43,000 --> 00:01:44,000
in nicely.

00:01:44,000 --> 00:01:50,000
Now the way that that'll work is from the right hand, I'm going to basically place it so

00:01:50,000 --> 00:01:57,000
that the index finger of my trail hand, my right hand is going to curl just underneath

00:01:57,000 --> 00:01:59,000
it just like so.

00:01:59,000 --> 00:02:04,000
And in this one, if I was gripping it right handed, it would sit more underneath the thumb

00:02:04,000 --> 00:02:11,000
pad not all the way underneath the fleshy part of or the muscle that's connected to your

00:02:11,000 --> 00:02:12,000

00:02:12,000 --> 00:02:15,000
So it would sit just across kind of like that.

00:02:15,000 --> 00:02:20,000
So I'd have the pressure underneath this joint right there and I'd have the pressure

00:02:20,000 --> 00:02:22,000
kind of sitting there.

00:02:22,000 --> 00:02:28,000
Now if I put them together, so if I put the left hand on so that it sits underneath

00:02:28,000 --> 00:02:33,000
that pad and then underneath the middle joint of that index finger.

00:02:33,000 --> 00:02:38,000
So it's curled like so with the thumb just off the side and then I put the right hand

00:02:38,000 --> 00:02:42,000
so that it matches in just like that.

00:02:42,000 --> 00:02:47,000
You can see that this kind of fits together sort of like this.

00:02:47,000 --> 00:02:53,000
So this is a great way to kind of just practice getting into a comfortable grip position.

00:02:53,000 --> 00:02:58,000
I would re-grip rulers and sharpies and all kinds of stuff all throughout school.

00:02:58,000 --> 00:03:02,000
Now the cool thing about a ruler is it has a little bit of a clubface, right?

00:03:02,000 --> 00:03:09,000
So I can practice some of my release movements, open clothes, wall still working on the grip

00:03:09,000 --> 00:03:15,000
without having to worry too much about the clubface or having a club nearby.

00:03:15,000 --> 00:03:18,000
Ruhrs are really easy to keep in your travel bed.

00:03:18,000 --> 00:03:21,000
So now for moving on to the club, right?

00:03:21,000 --> 00:03:24,000
Because we don't always want to practice gripping a ruler even though it's really,

00:03:24,000 --> 00:03:30,000
it's easy to feel kind of the flat sides and pretty much no one is going to grip it in

00:03:30,000 --> 00:03:33,000
the palm when they're gripping a ruler.

00:03:33,000 --> 00:03:38,000
You're going to grip it a little bit more in the fingers so you get a sense of that pressure.

00:03:38,000 --> 00:03:43,000
So now if I take my grip with my club, one of the things that I would challenge you to do

00:03:43,000 --> 00:03:48,000
at home that my instructor challenged me to do, I've talked to a lot of other former competitive

00:03:48,000 --> 00:03:51,000
players and competitive players who did similar things.

00:03:51,000 --> 00:03:57,000
Where basically you're going to keep a club near your TV room or wherever you kind of chill

00:03:57,000 --> 00:03:58,000

00:03:58,000 --> 00:04:02,000
So let's say you're watching TV and the commercial comes up, you're going to grab your

00:04:02,000 --> 00:04:04,000
club and you're going to practice your grip.

00:04:04,000 --> 00:04:08,000
Now what I want you to do is not just practice getting your grip but getting your grip

00:04:08,000 --> 00:04:10,000
and feeling the weight of the club.

00:04:10,000 --> 00:04:15,000
So what you're going to do is once you've got your grip on kind of the way you want, you're

00:04:15,000 --> 00:04:20,000
then going to close your eyes and you're going to spin the club around and then you're

00:04:20,000 --> 00:04:26,000
going to try, we'll see how I do.

00:04:26,000 --> 00:04:32,000
So then you're going to try to just by feeling the weight of the club, get it back to pretty

00:04:32,000 --> 00:04:35,000
close to straight up and down.

00:04:35,000 --> 00:04:39,000
So you'll find that when you first start doing it, you're not going to be able to tell

00:04:39,000 --> 00:04:42,000
the difference between this or that or any of that stuff.

00:04:42,000 --> 00:04:48,000
But with some good sensitivity, you can really feel where the weight of the club is and

00:04:48,000 --> 00:04:50,000
how it reacts within your hands.

00:04:50,000 --> 00:04:55,000
It's a great way to practice your grip at home and by practicing feeling the weight, it's

00:04:55,000 --> 00:05:00,000
going to help you feel that club-face orientation when you then try to apply your grip to

00:05:00,000 --> 00:05:01,000
a swinging motion.

00:05:01,000 --> 00:05:06,000
So when you're training your grip, it's frequency of practice, consistent reps, do it

00:05:06,000 --> 00:05:11,000
throughout the day, use a ruler, use the club, it'll help make the grip feel much more

00:05:11,000 --> 00:05:12,000
comfortable a lot quicker.

Subscribe now for full access to our video library.