When you don’t trust what you’re doing, you tend to tense up, tighten your grip and try to steer the ball. Think of it this way: When you strangle the club, the club doesn’t choke – you do.
I want you to start monitoring your grip pressure. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the tightest), try to stay at a five all the way through – a five at address, five on the backswing, five on your downswing.┬á To get feel for what 10 is, hold the club as tight as you can and then as loose as you can.┬á A 5 grip pressure is between the two extremes.
Focus on the consistency of your grip pressure. Maintain a 5 from address through impact and follow-through for consistent, even results.
Watch the following on Swinging the Club for more┬ádetail about what even grip pressure does for you.