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post #19 of 39

Re: hold the club like a live bird is........

Originally Posted by damnitdave View Post
I have small hands i have to have a little tighter grip... when i asked andy about grip pressure with stack and tilt he told me to choke the bird lol
Yep, Choke the chicken
post #20 of 39

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Originally Posted by Vance87 View Post
That emu would kick you in the nuts before you could get an accurate psi reading.
Too funny! lol
post #21 of 39

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I was practicing at a range one day working on the tip I recieved about grip pressure. The second swing sent the club like 25 yards out into the driving range. Its was very embarrassing to ask 5 golfers to stop hitting balls for a minute so I could retrieve my club. Doh!
post #22 of 39

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have you heard of "metaphors". The saying is not literal. It is a mental picture you want someone to have to releive tension if they are holding the club too tight.
post #23 of 39

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Originally Posted by kevinbomb123 View Post
A LOAD OF CRAP just got back from a demo day in orlando for nike and paul casey was there along with a few club pros. They had some type of pressure monitor and pauls grip pressure was at 11 psi while the other pros where around 8 to 9 psi i dont know where the hold the club like a live bird came from but...
I have no idea what 11 psi feels like. Did they let u on the same machine? Did u try to match the 11 reading? How did it compare to your normal grip?
post #24 of 39

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Originally Posted by JWL1957 View Post
I was practicing at a range one day working on the tip I recieved about grip pressure. The second swing sent the club like 25 yards out into the driving range. Its was very embarrassing to ask 5 golfers to stop hitting balls for a minute so I could retrieve my club. Doh!


That is funny! I'm trying to picture that happening and imagining the look on your face is priceless.
post #25 of 39

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Originally Posted by B-Con View Post
I grew up on a small farm-ish setting. When we were young, one of my sisters had a pet chicken that she carried around and squeezed practically to death. She literally squeezed the chicken's guts out one day.


i have heard a "fact" from some people that grew up on farms, can you confirm? they say that a chickens head pops off very easily and thats how they used to kill them, just pull its head off and it comes off quite easily? sounds wonky to me, not sure its true...
post #26 of 39

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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post
i have heard a "fact" from some people that grew up on farms, can you confirm? they say that a chickens head pops off very easily and thats how they used to kill them, just pull its head off and it comes off quite easily? sounds wonky to me, not sure its true...
don't know where you heard that. i wouldn't say it comes off easily. but the way my great grandma used to kill her yard birds is grab them by the kneck and ring them around a good three or four times. the head really didn't come off, but would be hanging by the sinews as the poor poultry ran out it's last reservoirs of adrenaline and reflex around her yard. at five years, i was impressed, disgusted, and a bit nonplussed the first time i witnesses such an event.
post #27 of 39

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Originally Posted by senorchipotle View Post
don't know where you heard that. i wouldn't say it comes off easily. but the way my great grandma used to kill her yard birds is grab them by the kneck and ring them around a good three or four times. the head really didn't come off, but would be hanging by the sinews as the poor poultry ran out it's last reservoirs of adrenaline and reflex around her yard. at five years, i was impressed, disgusted, and a bit nonplussed the first time i witnesses such an event.
My parents used an axe. I'm not sure whether I was 4 or 5 when that first happened - big freaky headless thing, "leaking" down it's white feathers, running in a big 1/2 circle towards me, falling to the ground about 10 feet in front of me. I had nightmares for a month. Memories . . .
post #28 of 39

Re: hold the club like a live bird is........

Originally Posted by B-Con View Post
I grew up on a small farm-ish setting. When we were young, one of my sisters had a pet chicken that she carried around and squeezed practically to death. She literally squeezed the chicken's guts out one day.
I'm sorry your sister had a traumatic event and I feel for the chicken but I am a horrible person as this provided a really good chuckle as I visualized this in my head. Thanks? (I'm too morbid)
post #29 of 39

Re: hold the club like a live bird is........

Originally Posted by colin007 View Post
i have heard a "fact" from some people that grew up on farms, can you confirm? they say that a chickens head pops off very easily and thats how they used to kill them, just pull its head off and it comes off quite easily? sounds wonky to me, not sure its true...
We never intentionally killed chickens, we kept them for their eggs and as pets. So I can't speak to that, sorry.

Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
I'm sorry your sister had a traumatic event and I feel for the chicken but I am a horrible person as this provided a really good chuckle as I visualized this in my head. Thanks? (I'm too morbid)
True, but the story was supposed to be funny. Even in the moment it was funny.

The chicken lived a normally long life after that. Really weird.
post #30 of 39

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Originally Posted by B-Con View Post
We never intentionally killed chickens, we kept them for their eggs and as pets. So I can't speak to that, sorry.
That sounds like a hobby farm - like a tax write-off.
post #31 of 39

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Originally Posted by Goowa View Post
Maybe its just me, but this tip worked wonders for me when my Pro suggested it. Actually he said hold it like a tube of toothpaste without squeezing, which I guess is the same concept.

I only really apply any pressure with my two last fingers on my left hand, the rest is a VERY light grip. It solved my problem of not being able to create lag, its impossible to have loose wrists with a tight grip. It really did wonders for my lag, and keeping all the tension out of my swing, which all resulted in curing my slice.
I am having trouble with that. If I grip it "lightly" I feel the club moves. I end up with a club with a closed face from what it rotated or really get no distance at all. If I grip it "tight" I have been slicing it like crazy. I think I have to focus on finding just the right pressure for my grip.
post #32 of 39

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Originally Posted by sara View Post
I am having trouble with that. If I grip it "lightly" I feel the club moves. I end up with a club with a closed face from what it rotated or really get no distance at all. If I grip it "tight" I have been slicing it like crazy. I think I have to focus on finding just the right pressure for my grip.
The key for me is really gripping with the last 2 or 3 fingers of your left hand (for a righty). You should be able to control the face of the club with just those 2-3 fingers, and by keeping the rest loose, you keep your wrists loose which gives me a nice whip affect. It can be overdone, and I have noticed that on some swings I go a little too far and I can feel the club waving in the wind at the top of my swing, but once you get the feel, it really does make a difference, at least for me it did.
post #33 of 39

Re: hold the club like a live bird is........

Originally Posted by Goowa View Post
The key for me is really gripping with the last 2 or 3 fingers of your left hand (for a righty). You should be able to control the face of the club with just those 2-3 fingers, and by keeping the rest loose, you keep your wrists loose which gives me a nice whip affect. It can be overdone, and I have noticed that on some swings I go a little too far and I can feel the club waving in the wind at the top of my swing, but once you get the feel, it really does make a difference, at least for me it did.
I'm going to give it a shot tomorrow at the range. Try to focus on getting that feeling and see how it goes. Thanks.
post #34 of 39

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Originally Posted by sean_miller View Post
That sounds like a hobby farm - like a tax write-off.
I don't think we ever made any tax write-offs for it, but then I never saw our family's taxes in detail. The main point of keeping the animals was for their natural resources and the fun of having them. Some of us were animal lovers and any excuse to get an interesting animal (peacock, turkey, guinea fowl, ducks, you name it) was good enough. The goats provided the family (and often neighbors) with milk, the chickens did the same with eggs. That was how we started, actually, getting chickens for the eggs and goats for the milk. Everything else followed just for fun.

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post #35 of 39

Re: hold the club like a live bird is........

Originally Posted by kevinbomb123 View Post
A LOAD OF CRAP just got back from a demo day in orlando for nike and paul casey was there along with a few club pros. They had some type of pressure monitor and pauls grip pressure was at 11 psi while the other pros where around 8 to 9 psi i dont know where the hold the club like a live bird came from but...
Most players have grip pressure much higher than they realize. I'd recommend holding the club at an 8 or 9 on a scale to 10. Lag pressure...
post #36 of 39

Re: hold the club like a live bird is........

If you grip the club too tight with your hands or fingers it will create tension in your arms. That is why people tell you to grip the club lightly. If you grip it too light it will be hard for you to control the club face.

I'd guess most suffer from too firm of a grip which adds to tension in the arms.
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