By Geoff Mangum

Holding your putter as lightly as possible is stupid advice.

The general idea seems to be that “exquisite touch” comes from sensitivity in the fingers, but this is anatomically ignorant of both “touch” and the contribution of sensitive fingers to “touch.” That’s par for golf doofuses purporting to know something they have neither thought about or studied.

Dispelling a Myth

First, to dispel the fog of ignorance:

“Touch” is a vague, undefined term used by many, many golfers and golf “teachers” supposedly having something to do with the pace of a putt so that distance control is “exquisitely” performed. And, naturally, the sense of “touch” lends itself to this “touch=pace / distance control” notion, and so …

Read the rest of what Geoff has to say about Grip Pressure in the August 2018 Monthly Handicap Improver here: