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How to Hit the Ball Straight under Pressure

We all know that nerves can affect your shot or your golf swing. It always seems very hard to control your shot under pressure.

You might try to fight the anxiety under pressure, but the best way to beat the nerves is to accept the fact that you are nervous.

For more information about how to overcome your nerves, please see Tips to Calm Your Nerves and Ways to Overcome First Tee Nerves.

Today, I would like to explain how to hit your shot straight under pressure by focusing on your grip.

Keep Your Grip Pressure Constant

Nerves can sometimes make your hands and arms overactive during your golf swing, especially during the transition and through impact zone.

When players are nervous, they tend to grip the club tighter than normal. This would make them tense, and it make it much harder to hit the consistent shot under pressure.

Others increase the grip pressure during the swing. Some players do this during the transition or during the downswing through impact.

If you increase your grip pressure during your golf swing, it can affect the clubface angle and the path of the golf swing and cause the ball to slice or hook.

So to hit it straight under pressure, you might want to focus on your grip pressure during the swing.

I like you to try to keep your grip pressure constant from the start of your swing to the finish.

I think it's a very good idea to control the shot under pressure. Tour pros also use this technique to control their nerves. It should help you as well.

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