Loosen Up Your Grip & Relax with the 10-Ball Drill

When people feel pressure on the course, they tend to tighten up their grip. Jason Guss shows you how to loosen things up and relax with this simple 10-ball drill.

Released on 7/14/2014

Credits

Starring: Jason Guss

Transcript

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The 10 ball drill is a great way
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to free up your mind and your golf swing.
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I'm Jason Guss and this is Breaking Bad Scores.
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The problem is generally, is you stand
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over the ball too long, tension increases.
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The cause, we tend to squeeze the grip a little too hard.
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And when that happens, it doesn't allow the club face
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to release and the ball might go
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shooting off to the right too far.
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You've gotta loosen up your grip pressure
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which is gonna allow those arms to soften up
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and that's gonna let that club face square up
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and get the ball goin much straighter.
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You're gonna tee up 10 balls in a row
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and give yourself a little break
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with how close ya tee it to the ground.
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Distance apart, is gonna be about one foot length.
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Now, as you start this drill, you're gonna start swinging
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and hitting shots in rhythm.
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You're not allowed to stop as you move down the line.
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This is gonna allow your arms to free up,
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your mind to free up and make you become more reactionary,
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like you always were in any other sport you played.
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(fast, upbeat music)
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So remember, to do this drill successfully,
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ya have to relax.
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(Zen music)
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(laughing)
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Subscribe to the Golf Digest channel
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for more drills like these.
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If ya felt like this video helped you,
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feel free to comment below.
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Let's keep gettin better.
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(upbeat music)
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