Penny in Lead Thumb


There is a delicate balance between having too much grip pressure and not enough. So often we are told to hold it light. Unfortunately, we can hold it too light and let the club out of our hands during the motion. Obviously this causes many problems. For starters you loose control of the clubface. Secondly, by taking the hands off due to looseness, you encourage a arms only swing motion with little body.

Try This Drill

Place a penny on top off your lead hand's thumb. Begin making practice swings and keep the penny attached at all times. You should feel adhesion of your lead thumd and trail palm all throughout the swing. To make sure this is happening correctly, stop at the top of your backswing once and look. You should see no air or pockets between you hands and the penny should be intact.