How you place your hands on the golf club and your grip pressure may determine the end result of the swing more than any other variable in the swing. The grip happens to be the first thing we do and if we start with a good grip and a good foundation, we give ourselves a greater chance to hit a great shot. With an improper grip and excessive grip pressure, we are much more inclined to use the small muscles in our hands instead of initiating the backswing with our big muscles (our shoulders).
As my fellow golfers know, there are endless amount of options when it comes to golf accessories. Go to any golf store and there are over a hundred different types of golf tees, several dozen logo golf towels, club cleaners and other over priced tchotchkes that make promises yet offer little in terms of convenience or game improvement. Very few of these companies manufacturer high quality, convenient and innovative golf accessories. The San Mateo, California based Frogger Golf is a company who does accessories better than the competition.
Have you seen other golfers carrying around these 4-foot long, very thin, brightly colored fiberglass sticks? These are alignment sticks, and they are extremely popular with high school, college and tour players, and now also amateur golfers.
Beyond alignment, these sticks can be utilized in dozens of ways to help you improve your swing. Use your imagination and no doubt you could find dozens of uses for this sleek training aid. I can tell you that if you are looking for a versatile training aid that is both inexpensive and effective, the alignment sticks are what you’re looking for. This particular aid is more cost effective than lessons and makes practicing more productive. Depending upon how the sticks are used, they can provide restriction and immediate feedback.